Bi-annual road trauma data tables from the Australian Trauma Registry (July–December 2017)

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1449-1168

Release Date:
October 2018

This Excel sheet provides the first national summary tables of severe injury cases (admitted patients with an Injury Severity Score > 12) added to the Australian Trauma Registry between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017. Separate tables are presented for on-road transport, off-road transport, unknown transport and non-transport cases.

In this six month period there were at least 1350 cases on-road severe injury—more than 2 cases for every road fatality. On-road severe injury cases represent 7 to 8 per cent of on-road hospitalised injury cases. These tables were produced under a joint funding agreement between the Australian Government Department of Health and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.