To assess the relationship between blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and injury severity in an unselected population of road accident victims, case notes of 820 consecutive road accident victims presenting to hospital in a 12 month period were reviewed retrospectively.
Five hundred and thirty-five of these were eligible for BAC analysis and results, obtained from the Victoria Police and the Road Safety and Traffic Bureau were available in 429 cases.
These were expressed as mg/100 ml (per cent).
Injury severity was quantified using the Injury Severity Score (ISS).
BAC was compared with injury severity in three ways.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident circulation, Exploration, Alcoolémie, Indice gravité, Etude statistique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Australie, Injury Severity Score, Océanie, Analyse biochimique, Echelle évaluation, Toxicologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Traffic accident, Exploration, Alcoholemia, Severity score, Statistical study, Human, Epidemiology, Australia, Oceania, Biochemical analysis, Evaluation scale, Toxicology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0623014
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 09/06/1995.