The Canadian Injury Compass is a series of short and succinct evidence summary reports on a specific injury topic. Useful to practitioners and researchers alike, the Compass provides a quick snapshot of current Canadian national level data about the injury topic while highlighting important elements like the risk factors, major trends in injury rates and prevention strategies.
Concussions are brain injuries that pose a significant injury risk to Canadians, particularly because they are often misunderstood in terms of diagnosis and recovery procedures. Additionally, there has been a lack of national level data focused on Concussions in Canada, resulting in a gap between knowledge and practice. This Spring 2013 edition of the Canadian Injury Compass provides a high-level view of Canadian concussion-related hospitalization occurring between 2010-2011 and presents some conclusions in order to assist health care practitioners in working with this unique injury issue.