MEDICAL IMPROVEMENTS. A LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE AND IMPROVED MEDICAL AID ON THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED TRAFFIC DEATHS

MEDISCHE VERBETERINGEN. EEN LITERATUURSTUDIE OVER DE CONSEQUENTIES VAN DE MEDISCHE WETENSCHAP EN VERBETERDE HULPVERLENING OP DE AANTALLEN GERIGISTREERDE VERKEERSDODEN

The number of traffic fatalities has decreased over the last fifteen years rather systematically and not only in the Netherlands. It is to be expected and hoped that improvements in the medical technology have contributed in this decrease. The question was set in how far this is shown in the literature. Results from a literatue review show that (1) in spite of the decreasing number of traffic deaths the number of deaths at the spot of the accidents is increasing a little. The degree of severity of traffic injuries is relatively more, but the number of injuries per accident is less, and (2) improvements in first aid and trauma care, diagnostic as well as therapeutic, have contributed essentially to the decrease in traffic fatalities.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-39
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM