Table 1

Intervention study

Title and authorPopulationMethod of data collectionConclusions
Sibert et al. Preventing injuries in public playgrounds through partnership: a community intervention study. 19997A&E attendance for playground injury children 0–14 years. Cases (parks with increased depth bark and monkey bars removed)/control (parks unmodified)A&E codes.Significant (p<0.001) reduction in injury rate after removing monkey bars and increasing depth of bark beneath equipment.
Parks staff recorded park and equipment use.