Although accident cost evaluation is imprecise, it can be used to form an overall judgment of the economic costs of accidents. Costs to the public sector arise from medical care, social benefits, lower tax payments etc. Medical costs are fairly easy to measure from the daily costs of an average stay in hospital. Insurance costs may be estimated from temporary or permanent disability. The cost to the individual arises from the loss of future income. Before accident costs can be estimated it is necessary to (1) separate those accidents whose causes do not stem from traffic (eg heart attack). A further difficulty (2) concerns the calculation of loss of wages in the future. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Conference on the Epidemiology of Road Traffic Accidents.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Health Organization

    Regional Office for Europe
    Scherfigsvej 8
    DK-2100 Copenhagen O,   Denmark 
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  • Publication Date: 1975-7-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Safety Board, Austria
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM