This pilot study was undertaken to identify the types of long-term consequences to people involved in road trauma, comprising physical, psychological and social disabilities, impairments, as well as community and financial hardships. In addition, it aimed to develop the most appropriate methodology for collecting data. A literature review was initially undertaken to highlight previous studies undertaken on outcome measures as well as to provide background information. A mass database was constructed of injury compensation data at the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria for the years 1987 to 1988 to understand the level of data available and to identify target groups of road trauma patients.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): Dr Brian Fildes; MUARC
Topics: Injury, Methodology
Publication Date: 01/02/93