The work of the conference reported herein was divided into plenary sessions and into working groups which were constituted so as to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to the topic under discussion. The Conference reviewed the definition of epidemiology insofar as it can be applied to injury-producing road accidents, and determined criteria for the identification of high-risk groups and the evaluation of screening procedures. In the case of environmental factors that influence the risk of injury-producing road accidents, the conference felt that public health authorities should apply epidemiological techniques to their evaluation, not only with a view to preventing the accident, but also to determine their influence on accident severity. A summary is presented of conclusions relating to the following: national returns of road accident mortality and morbidity; hospital-based statistics; permanent incapacity from road accidents; road accident morbidity information sytems; injury coding systems; comparative analysis of road accidents; roadside surveys; risk factors; children, young people, and old persons at risk; roadside surveys; risk factors; children, young people, and old persons at risk; medical conditions, eyesight, alcohol, drugs, psychological and sociological risk factors; screening for the aforementioned risk factors; driving tests; injury protection, education; role of health personnel; traffic regulations; law enforcement; sanctions; environmental legislation; costs and benefits; and the role of public health authorities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report is from a conference held in Vienna, November 4-7, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Health Organization

    Regional Office for Europe
    Scherfigsvej 8
    DK-2100 Copenhagen O,   Denmark 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: European Ser. No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM