COMPLEMENTING POLICE ROAD-CRASH RECORDS WITH TRAUMA REGISTRY DATA - AN INITIAL EVALUATION

This paper examines the consistency of hospital and police reporting of outcomes of road traffic crashes using a data base of linked police crash reports and trauma registry records. Criteria for inclusion into the trauma registry include trauma related causes with subsequent stay of more than 24 hours or death due to injuries. During the 1997 calendar year there were 497 cases of road related injuries within the combined trauma registry of Sir Charles Gairdner and Fremantle Hospitals, of which only 82% had matching police records. Linkage rates were associated with gender, injury severity and the number of vehicles involved. Of the linked records, police classification of injury severity was correct in 78% of cases.

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  • Authors:
    • Lopez, D G
    • ROSMAN, D L
    • Jelinek, G A
    • Wilkes, G J
    • Sprivulis, P C
  • Publication Date: 2000-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 142
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2001 12:00AM