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|Title:||Linkage of police and hospital data on road crashes|
|Citation:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2008; 32(3):292|
|Publisher:||Public Health Assoc Australia Inc|
|Organisation:||Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)|
|T. P. Hutchinson|
|Abstract:||I was greatly interested to read the report by Lujic et al1 of what has been found in New South Wales recently when linking police road crash data with hospital in-patient data, in order to create a dataset with information about injury as well as all the usual variables. The comments by Lujic et al. are worth making, and the numerical results throw light on limitations with the police data. Are the authors able to say why 15% of (hospital-admitted) fatalities were not linked?|
|Keywords:||Humans; Trauma Severity Indices; Information Dissemination; Accidents, Traffic; Police; Hospitals; New South Wales|
|Description:||Copyright © 2008 The Authors|
|Appears in Collections:||Centre for Automotive Safety Research publications|
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