Items Under Tag: post impact care
Post-impact care is a strategy which aims to reduce the severity of injury consequences once a road traffic crash has occurred. Post-impact care has been highlighted at the recently released synthesis of the European Road Safety Observatory as prepared by the SafetyNet project. Despite the fact that the cost of years of life lost from road trauma is larger than from cancer or cardio-vascular diseases, the attention paid by health policymakers, by the medical community and by the road safety field to trauma-related care and research has been disproportionately small so far.
Linking Emergency Medical Department and Road Traffic Police casualty data: a tool in assessing the burden of injuries in less resourced countries 2009
A study titled ‘Linking Emergency Medical Department and Road Traffic Police casualty data: a tool in assessing the burden of injuries in less resourced countries’ co-authored by E.Petridou, G.Yannis, A. Terzidis, N. Dessypris, E. Germeni, P.Evgenikos, N.Tselenti, A.Chaziris and I. Skalkidis was published in the Journal Traffic Injury Prevention in February 2009. The study aimed to assess the magnitude of road traffic injuries in a country missing a formal linkage system of police with hospital data, quantify the under-reporting and produce a convenient algorithm exploring its constituent components.