Admission to acute hospitals for injuries as a result of road traffic collisions in Ireland, 2005-2009

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132309
Title:
Admission to acute hospitals for injuries as a result of road traffic collisions in Ireland, 2005-2009
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North East, Department of Public Health; Sheridan, A; Howell, F; McKeown, N; Bedford, Declan
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132309
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The World Health Organization (WHO) cites that as many as 50 million people are injured or disabled in road traffic collisions (RTCs) each year. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) reported in 2008 that while road deaths were at the lowest level since records began in 1959; there was an increase in reported injury collisions in 2008. Internationally, statistics on injuries resulting from RTCs are under-estimated in many countries. The RSA acknowledges that this is also true for Ireland, despite increased efforts by An Garda Síochána to report on these injuries. To date, no other sources of data, for example, hospital attendances or insurance data have been published to provide information on the level of injuries. Consequently, the aims of this study were: i. To profile and analyse trends in inpatient care in acute hospitals in Ireland for road traffic injuries for the years 2005-2009, ii. To compare these data with data published by the RSA for 2005-2009 and, iii. To profile trends in the ratio of hospitalised road users to fatally injured road users, 2005-2009, and iv. To calculate the associated hospital costs for the years 2005-2008.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS; HOSPITAL ADMISSION
Local subject classification:
ACUTE HOSPITALS; HEALTH IMPROVEMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North East, Department of Public Healthen
dc.contributor.authorSheridan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Nen
dc.contributor.authorBedford, Declanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-30T07:55:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-30T07:55:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132309-
dc.descriptionThe World Health Organization (WHO) cites that as many as 50 million people are injured or disabled in road traffic collisions (RTCs) each year. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) reported in 2008 that while road deaths were at the lowest level since records began in 1959; there was an increase in reported injury collisions in 2008. Internationally, statistics on injuries resulting from RTCs are under-estimated in many countries. The RSA acknowledges that this is also true for Ireland, despite increased efforts by An Garda Síochána to report on these injuries. To date, no other sources of data, for example, hospital attendances or insurance data have been published to provide information on the level of injuries. Consequently, the aims of this study were: i. To profile and analyse trends in inpatient care in acute hospitals in Ireland for road traffic injuries for the years 2005-2009, ii. To compare these data with data published by the RSA for 2005-2009 and, iii. To profile trends in the ratio of hospitalised road users to fatally injured road users, 2005-2009, and iv. To calculate the associated hospital costs for the years 2005-2008.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subjectTRAFFIC ACCIDENTSen
dc.subjectHOSPITAL ADMISSIONen
dc.subject.otherACUTE HOSPITALSen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH IMPROVEMENT-
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNING-
dc.titleAdmission to acute hospitals for injuries as a result of road traffic collisions in Ireland, 2005-2009en
dc.typeReporten
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