PATTERNS AND SEVERITY OF INJURY IN A HOSPITAL SAMPLE OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CASUALTIES

The relation between the incidence and severity of injury in road accidents when derived from hospital sources and as recorded nationally is investigated. The national statistics are derived by the police using injury criteria specified originally by the then Ministry of Transport, whilst medical assessment of injury severity is based on clinical criteria. An attempt is made to define criteria for use by non-medical personnel which will indicate more realistically the different levels of severity as defined clinically. The analysis is based on injury data for all road traffic accident causalties brought to the Battle Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, during a 6-month period in 1973, together with the police data for the catchment area of that hospital. This paper was presented to the 5th international Drug Abuse of the Internatioal Council on Alcohol and Traffic Medicine, and the 3rd International Conference on drug abuse of the international council on alcohol and Addiction, London, 1-5 September, 1975. /TRRL/

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Grattan, E
    • Keigan, M E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00137778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM