The Haddon Matrix changed our view of injuries from motor vehicle
accidents and other injuries and provided a framework for the
development of injury control interventions. Haddon’s argument was
that an appropriate understanding of the factors affecting injuries in
each cell of the matrix could lead to more effective interventions.
By identifying which factors are important and their location in the
crash sequence, it will then be possible to understand where
interventions may be most appropriate. Haddon applied this matrix to
several other injuries in addition to those from motor vehicle crashes.