A sustainable structure for jockey injury data management for the North American horse racing industry

Peta L. Hitchens, Kelly Ryan, Stephen I. Koch, Mary C. Scollay, Michael L. Peterson

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Abstract

Jockey injuries in North American racing are not well understood. The types and severity of injuries as well as exposure need to be better characterized in order to reduce risk. We consider existing data sources and the opportunity to combine this data with a new data collection effort to better understand and potentially reduce risk to riders. Using a two-phase approach, data appears to be available which would allow useful information on jockey injuries that could inform efforts for risk reduction quickly and with modest resources. Initial successes can help to develop support for a more comprehensive data collection and risk reduction program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1418-1422
Number of pages5
JournalInjury
Volume50
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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