ANNUAL ANALYSIS ROAD ACCIDENTS IN THE PRIVATE ACCIDENT REGISTRATION SYSTEM (VIPORS) 1994. FINAL REPORT CONCERNING THE RESULTS OF ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM REGISTRATION AT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

JAARANALYSE VIPORS 1994. EINDRAPPORTAGE OVER DE RESULTATEN VAN DE VERKEERSSLACHTOFFER-REGISTRATIE OP EERSTE HULP-AFDELINGEN VAN ZIEKENHUIZEN

This report describes Road Accidents in the Private Accident Registration System (VIPORS) as a registration system and sets out the organisation of the database. The management of the system quality, its data, and the comprehensive and representative value are reported on the basis of separate reports. The unique VIPORS quality is that, apart from a basic set of accident data, injury data are also registered. The individual victims can be approached afterwards by means of a follow-up study to obtain any required supplementary accident information. The extensive annual data over 1994 indicate that, at almost 50%, cyclists represent the main group of road accident victims in the Netherlands. In this group, emphasis is placed on single accidents. The severity of accidents in VIPORS is mainly typified by the proportion of hospital admissions (14%) and the number of road accident victims who die in hospital (0.4%). The most frequently occurring injuries are wounds and contusions. The report illustrates the added VIPORS value using the cyclist category. Concerning car occupants, the VIPORS value is demonstrated in relation to the 'whiplash' subject. The VIPORS data are used to correct the representativeness and comprehensiveness of the Road Accident Registration (VOR) data. See also IRRD 882420 and 882421.

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  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 71 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R-95-77

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM