Accession Number : AD1025660


Title :   Estimating Rates of Motor Vehicle Crashes Using Medical Encounter Data: A Feasibility Study


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2014,01 Jun 2015


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States


Personal Author(s) : Thomsen,Cynthia J ; Levine,Jordan A ; Highfill-McRoy,Robyn M ; McAnany,Jennifer ; Ray,Travis N ; Altarejos,Isabel V


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD1025660


Report Date : 05 Nov 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The present feasibility study was undertaken to determine whether medical encounter data can be used to estimate rates of nonfatal motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) among Sailors and Marines. The study also aimed to describe characteristics of medical encounters for MVC-related injuries and investigate differences in MVC rates over time and as a function of branch of service, gender, rank, deployment history, and location. A comprehensive database for the 5-year period from 2009 to 2013 was constructed by merging three separate databases containing accession and demographic data, inpatient and outpatient medical care, and deployments in support of the Global War on Terror.


Descriptors :   MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS , wounds and injuries , safety , risk management , active duty , military personnel , health services


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE