THE MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES OF CAR CRASHES: AN AUTOMOBILE CRASH TRAUMA STUDY. FINAL REPORT. VOLUME IV
The objective of this multi-disciplinary study was to characterize the causes and consequences of injuries to vehicle occupants admitted to a trauma center as a result of high-speed crashes. The study includes data on 145 patients admitted to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) as a result of 128 crashes. Patients with an injury severity score (ISS) of at least 16 were eligible for inclusion. Detailed information was obtained on injury diagnoses, operative procedures and complications; in addition, photographs of injuries were taken by a trauma surgeon. Details of pre-hospital care were obtained from interviews with field providers. The study social worker obtained background information on the patient, the family, and any pre-crash "stressors" which might have played a role in the crash. Financial information on the charges for hospital care and professional fees were also obtained for each case. For patients with head injuries, data were obtained by a speech pathologist. Finally, for fatalities, autopsy reports were obtained from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Specific aims, methods, findings, and conclusions of the study are presented in Volume I of the Final Report. Timeline narratives for each of the study cases are presented in Volumes II, III, and IV, representing years 1, 2, and 3, respectively.
- Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD United States 21201
- Siegel, Justin
- Dischinger, P
- Publication Date: 1992-7
- Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 524 p.
- TRT Terms: Autopsies; Biophysics; Case studies; Fatalities; High speed ground transportation; High speed vehicles; Injuries; Injury causes; Manual safety belts; Medical services; Psychological aspects; Speed; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Injury costs; Intrusion
- Old TRIS Terms: Prehospital care
- Subject Areas: Highways; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; I84: Personal Injuries;
- Accession Number: 00719506
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 159
- Contract Numbers: DTNH22-88-C-07007
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM