Hospital admissions for overseas visitors involved in motor vehicle crashes in Queensland, Australia
Wilks, Jeffrey, Coory, Michael, & Watson, Barry C. (2000) Hospital admissions for overseas visitors involved in motor vehicle crashes in Queensland, Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Transport, 3(1), pp. 7-14.
During the financial year 1997/98, 132 overseas visitors were admitted to Queensland hospitals as a result of motor vehicle crashes. The main conditions treated were fracture/ dislocation (29.5%), laceration/contusion/abrasion (18.2%), chest/abdominal trauma (10.6%) and minor head injury (10.6%). The median length-of-stay was two days, with 49% of patients staying only one day in hospital. Overall, overseas visitors admitted to hospital following a motor vehicle crash occupied 725 bed days. The estimated total cost of these admissions was $239,904.00. While overseas visitors represent only a small proportion of the state's road toll, they can be a substantial financial and resource burden to rural and regional hospitals. It is suggested that profiling tourists admitted to hospital as a result of motor vehicle crashes will provide valuable information to guide road safety initiatives.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||motor vehicle crashes, hospital services, overseas visitors, costs|
|ISBN:||0 9751596 0 7|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||14 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 04:20|
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