CR 125: A comparison of accident and emergency with police road injury data (1994)


This report examines the consistency of police and hospital reporting of outcomes of road traffic crashes using a database linking police accident reports and hospital accident and emergency (A & E) department data. The database used consisted of linked records of road traffic crashes for the period 1 October 1987 to 31 December 1988 from police reported casualty crashes, the discharge records from all hospital admissions in Western Australia, the Registrar-General's death records, and records for each ambulance trip to a road crash in the Perth metropolitan area.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): Road Accident Prevention Unit, University of WA
Topics: Injury
Publication Date: 01/01/94