Piecing the puzzle together : enhancing the quality of road trauma surveillance through linkage of police and health data

Watson, Angela L. (2014) Piecing the puzzle together : enhancing the quality of road trauma surveillance through linkage of police and health data. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This program of research linked police and health data collections to investigate the potential benefits for road safety in terms of enhancing the quality of data. This research has important implications for road safety because, although police collected data has historically underpinned efforts in the area, it is known that many road crashes are not reported to police and that these data lack specific injury severity information. This research shows that data linkage provides a more accurate quantification of the severity and prevalence of road crash injuries which is essential for: prioritising funding; targeting interventions; and estimating the burden and cost of road trauma.

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ID Code: 79394
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Watson, Barry & Vallmuur, Kirsten
Keywords: road safety, data linkage, road crash injury, injury data quality, injury data surveillance
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2015 00:17
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:47

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