AffiliationDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.
MeSHAccidents, Traffic/*statistics & numerical data
Aged, 80 and over
Injury Severity Score
Referral and Consultation/utilization
Rural Health/*statistics & numerical data
Wounds and Injuries/*epidemiology/etiology
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CitationInjury. 1999 Jun;30(5):337-40.
AbstractRoad accident trauma is a leading cause of death and serious morbidity among healthy young adults in the developed world. The Irish Republic has the third worst road safety record in the EU. In studying the unique demographics of rural road accidents, our aim was to provide information essential to the future development of trauma care in Ireland. Our figures highlight the inadequacies of data received by the National Roads Authority, illustrate the resource impact of road trauma on a peripheral hospital, and demonstrate the need for similar studies in the rationalisation of trauma care as we approach the next millennium.