The potential of the European Injury Database (IDB) for traffic accident research

  • Police records about traffic accidents like used by IRTAD (International Road Traffic and Accident Database) and CARE (Community Road Accident Database) do not represent all road injuries. For instance, road accidents of bicyclists without a counterpart are usually not reported. Furthermore, IRTAD-like data contains hardly any information on injury outcome and accident circumstances. This information gap leads to an under-representation of the safety concerns of the most vulnerable road users like children and the elderly both in accident research and safety promotion. Injury registration for the European Injury Database (IDB), in turn, combines details of accident causation with diagnostic information that can be used to assess injury severity and long term consequences. The IDB is collecting data from hospital emergency department patients and is being implemented in a growing number of countries. In this article IDB results on mode of transport and injury outcome are presented from a sample of nine EU member states.

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Author:Robert Bauer, Alexandra Kühnelt-Leddihn, Christian Brandstätter
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/06
Contributing corporation:Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit
Release Date:2013/09/06
Tag:Alte Leute; Datenbank; Deutschland; Europa; Fußgänger; Konferenz; Krankenhaus; Radfahrer; Schweregrad (Unfall; Statistik; Unfall; Verletzung; Verletzung)
Accident; Conference; Cyclist; Database; Europe; Germany; Hospital; Injury; Old people; Pedestrian; Severity (accid; Statistics; injury)
Source:5th International Conference on ESAR 2012
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 5th International Conference on ESAR

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