This journal published a special report titled « The Cost of Sleep-Related Accidents : A Report for the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research ».
The report estimated that sleep-related accidents were annually associated with 23,318 fatalities, between 1,907,072 and 2,474,430 disabling injuries and costs between $43.15 billion and $56.02 billion.
This paper reanalyzes the data base and assumptions underlying these estimates and concludes that they greatly overestimated the probable relationship between sleepiness and accidents.
A more moderate estimate of this important relationship is proposed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident circulation, Sommeil, Somnolence, Aspect économique, Etude critique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Vigilance, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traffic accident, Sleep, Somnolence, Economic aspect, Critical study, Human, Epidemiology, Vigilance, Methodology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0400199
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.