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Title: Investigation of the potential to enhance emergency response to motorcyclists involved in crashes.
Other Authors: Gabbe, Belinda
Boufous, Soufiane
Elkington, Jane
Bohensky, Megan
Cameron, Peter
Rome, Liz de
Keywords: The Epworth Head Injury Database (HID)
Transport Accident Commission
Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry
Victorian State Trauma Registry
Computer Aided Despatch Database
Victorian Ambulance Clinical Data Warehouse
Medicare, Australia
Victorian Adult Burns Service Registry
Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Victoria, Australia
Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset
National Coroner's Information System
VicRoads Crash Data (Police Crash Data)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Victorian Department of Health
Emergency Departments
Victorian Injury Surveillance and Applied Research System
Monash University Accident Research Centre
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
Hospitals, Public
Motorcycle Crashes
Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groupings
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Victorian Ambulance Clinical Information System
Motorcycle-Related Deaths
Motorcycle-Related Injury
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: VicRoads
Abstract: This first part of the report provides findings of detailed analyses of available population-based datasets in Victoria. It describes the epidemiology of motorcycle crashes and injured motorcyclists, their management in the Victorian State Trauma System, and the in-hospital and long term outcomes of injured motorcyclists. The data presented provide information about the incidence of motorcycle-related serious injury and death, the geographic location of crashes resulting in serious injury, the response times for pre-hospital services where these services were engaged, the injuries sustained, and factors predictive of response times and outcomes of injury in motorcyclists involved in crashes. Where relevant, changes over time are provided. The report also contains the findings of a literature review that was undertake to identify methods to improve the capability of first responders at motorcycle crash scenes and strategies to improve the speed of professional response, especially in rural and remote areas. The final part of the report presents the findings of a survey of motorcycle riders and consultations with relevant emergency and motorcycling groups that assessed levels of first aid knowledge among riders and solicited views about best strategies to improve emergency response to motorcyclists involved in crashes in Victoria.
Description: Data from the Epworth Head Injury Database (HID) was used in this Investigation.
Type: Report
Affiliated Organisations: Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The George Institute for Global Health
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Meta-analysis
Appears in Collections:Emergency Care

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