This report examines current casualty crash data collections and makes recommendations for improved data collection methodologies for crashes resulting in hospitalisation and casualty crashes not resulting in hospitalisation. Recommendations include the increased utilisation of health sector data as well as augmentation of police reported crash data. Major recommendations include linkage of road crash databases with hospital morbidity files to improve data quality; use of hospital morbidity files to more accurately monitor serious injury rates; and the application of AIS scoring to validate the severity of injury required for hospital admission.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): Joan Ozanne-Smith
Topics: Crash data, Methodology, Statistics
Publication Date: 01/03/93