An in-depth study was carried out on samples of road accident patients who had suffered some of the most disabling injuries : wishplash'and fractures of the upper and lower limbs.
Patients were interviewed a few days after the accident, and then at six monthly intervals over a period of four years.
The objectives were to identify the consequences of the injuries, in terms of the level and nature of resulting disability, and the costs to the Health and Social Security Services, time off work, and financial costs to the individual ; other less tangible costs to the patient and their families were not quantified.
The results will contribute to the Department of Transport's re-valuation of the medical and support cost of road accident casualties.
The report shows the initial level of disability among the two groups of patients, and the steady decline over the four year period as the majority recovered from their injuries.
The changing level of use of Health Services, and payments of Social Security Benefits are identifies, and converted into costs to the nation over four years.
Direct financial effects on the individual as loss of income and settlement of compensation claims are also shown.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trafic routier, Accident circulation, Blessure, Handicap, Coût, Méthode statistique, Long terme, Sécurité trafic, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Enquête
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Road traffic, Traffic accident, Injury, Handicap, Costs, Statistical methods, Long term, Traffic safety, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Inquiry
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0416298
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 01/03/1996.