CHARACTERISTICS, HOSPITAL CHARGES, AND EFFECTS OF ROAD TRANSPORTATION INJURIES IN VERMONT

The paper reports on a study of 470 crash- and noncrash-related road transportation injuries to vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians seen at a trauma center in Vermont. Among primary care patients, crash and noncrash groups had similar AIS and average disability at one year. Hospitalized patients had longer disability, but a majority of overall disability days and ongoing disability was found among nonhospitalized patients. 74% of hospital bills were paid by insurance, 16% by government, 3% by self, with 7% unpaid. Limiting the sample only to hospitalized patients, or including referred patients, markedly affected - but in different ways - distributions of event type, body area injured, charges, and other characteristics,

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Waller, J A
    • Skelly, J M
    • Davis, J D
    • Herreid, T W
  • Publication Date: 1994-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00667299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM