Admissions and costs to acute hospitals resulting from road traffic crashes, 2005-2009.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213673
Title:
Admissions and costs to acute hospitals resulting from road traffic crashes, 2005-2009.
Authors:
Sheridan, A; Howell, F; McKeown, N; Bedford, D
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, HSE Dublin North East, Railway St, Navan, Co Meath.
Citation:
Admissions and costs to acute hospitals resulting from road traffic crashes, 2005-2009., 104 (7):199-201 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213673
PubMed ID:
21957685
Abstract:
Road traffic crashes (RTCs) remain a leading cause of death and injury. The aim of this study was to explore the use of hospital data as a source of RTC-related injury data in Ireland, as current systems are believed to under-estimate the burden. Information on inpatient discharges for years 2005-2009, admitted with RTC-related injuries were extracted from HIPE. There were 14,861 discharges; 9,661 (65.0%) were male, with an average age of 33 years. The median length of stay was two days. The most common diagnosis was head injury (n = 4,644; 31.2%). The average inpatient hospital cost was Euro 6,395 per discharge. 1,498 (10.1%) were admitted to intensive care units. This study has identified 3.5 times more serious injuries (14,861) than identified in the Road Safety Authority (RSA) statistics (4,263) indicating that the extent of road injuries is greater than previously estimated. Hospital data could be used annually in conjunction with RSA and other data; ideally the data should be linked.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING
MeSH:
Accidents, Traffic; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Chi-Square Distribution; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Hospital Costs; Hospitalization; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Discharge
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSheridan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Nen
dc.contributor.authorBedford, Den
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-01T09:30:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-01T09:30:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-01T09:30:41Z-
dc.identifier.citationAdmissions and costs to acute hospitals resulting from road traffic crashes, 2005-2009., 104 (7):199-201 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21957685-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/213673-
dc.description.abstractRoad traffic crashes (RTCs) remain a leading cause of death and injury. The aim of this study was to explore the use of hospital data as a source of RTC-related injury data in Ireland, as current systems are believed to under-estimate the burden. Information on inpatient discharges for years 2005-2009, admitted with RTC-related injuries were extracted from HIPE. There were 14,861 discharges; 9,661 (65.0%) were male, with an average age of 33 years. The median length of stay was two days. The most common diagnosis was head injury (n = 4,644; 31.2%). The average inpatient hospital cost was Euro 6,395 per discharge. 1,498 (10.1%) were admitted to intensive care units. This study has identified 3.5 times more serious injuries (14,861) than identified in the Road Safety Authority (RSA) statistics (4,263) indicating that the extent of road injuries is greater than previously estimated. Hospital data could be used annually in conjunction with RSA and other data; ideally the data should be linked.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Traffic-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distribution-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospital Costs-
dc.subject.meshHospitalization-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care Units-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPatient Discharge-
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen
dc.titleAdmissions and costs to acute hospitals resulting from road traffic crashes, 2005-2009.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, HSE Dublin North East, Railway St, Navan, Co Meath.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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