Accidents in the Year 2000: Accident and Traumatology by Prof.dr. R. M. Lapré, Dr. J. P. Mackenbach (auth.)

By Prof.dr. R. M. Lapré, Dr. J. P. Mackenbach (auth.)

In order to chart the best way for long term rules within the box of public health and wellbeing, the Dutch govt must have the very best perception into strength destiny tendencies and the issues to which those may well provide upward push. It used to be that allows you to compiling a couple of long-range reports that the self sustaining steerage Committee on well-being situations was once organize in 1983. In 1985 the steerage Committee appointed a board of specialists to behavior a long-range learn of "Accidents and traumatology" (traumatology being that point of medication desirous about the therapy of coincidence victims). In shut session with this board, the Institute of Public overall healthiness and Social medication of the Erasmus collage Rotterdam performed a situation learn, the result of that are in short summarized less than. 0.1 goals and technique The study had ambitions: To discover attainable "autonomous" advancements (in the feel of being self reliant of presidency intervention) within the box of injuries and the remedy of coincidence sufferers. To specify the results of attainable coverage measures, when it comes to either the prevention of injuries and enhancements within the deal with coincidence sufferers. The study used to be exploratory instead of predictive. It didn't transcend the 12 months 2000, because it used to be felt that the speed of switch during this box governed out taking a look a lot additional than ten to 15 years ahead.

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From 1970 the moped shows a considerable decline in the number of passenger kilometres, while a corresponding increase in the accident risk is offset by a reduction in case fatality. This decline in case fatality also forms an important factor for cyclists and pedestrians. The decline in case fatality means that for cyclists the rise in the incidence of injuries does not result in an increase in accident mortality. The case fatality of accidental injuries is partly dependent on the breakdown by type of injury.

E. the number of deaths per 1,000 accident victims. § .... :! > 150 c:: .... CII "tl u U IQ 0 0 0 100 ~ CII a. IQ J: 50 CII 0 o 0-11 5-111 15-211 25-311 35-1111 115-511 55-611 65-711 75-811 85+ Age Source: Adaptation of data in "Statistiek van de verkeersongevallen op de openbare weg 1984" (Statistics on traffic accidents on public highways 1984) (CBS 1985). 31 Case fatality varies considerably among the separate categories of accidents: it is quite high for traffic accidents (approximately 30 fatalities per 1,000 registered victims), both compared with occupational accidents (approximately one fatality per 1,000 registered victims) and compared with home and leisure accidents (approximately three fatalities per 1,000 outpatient victims).

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