Documenting information

The collection and documentation of data on road traffic injury consequences and the different phases of post impact care are essential to identify priority areas, monitor progress and check that investments are being appropriately directed. Detailed information on injury severity and health outcomes is needed in European Union countries for a better understanding of the scope for savings through post crash care. The recording of injury severity in hospitals; the measurement of road crash survivor outcomes; and post injury measures of disability (at least on discharge from hospital or at 30 days post impact), to be included in routine hospital statistics linked to national crash data [7]. It concluded that data should be collected by all Member States of the European Union for auditing the performance of the Emergency Medical Services. The review highlighted the need for regulations for performing post-mortems or radiological investigations in all road traffic deaths should be formulated.


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