THE IMPORTANCE OF ALCOHOLISM AMONG TRAFFIC CASUALTIES

This work deals with a series of road casualties, admitted to a neurochirurgical center, among which alcoholism has been determined. About 40% of the casualties have an alcohol percentage superior to 0.80%. These figures are by far superior to those indicated on the accident registration forms and which are at the disposal of those in charge of road safety and of the judiciary authorities of the country. A form of close cooperation between the authorities in charge and the medical corps appears indispensable so that these can have at their disposal the data which permit them to take the adequate measures this situation requires, a situation one can, without fear, qualify as dramatic; all this harmony with the medical deontology on the one hand and the right of any and everybody of not being, on the road, the victim of an intoxicated person. /Author/

  • Authors:
    • Hoffmann, G R
    • Merckx, J
    • Clenen, C
    • Van Peteghem, C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00133528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM