Volume 11, Issue 1 (January-February 2012)                   Payesh 2012, 11(1): 29-37 | Back to browse issues page

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Objective(s): To determine epidemiological pattern of road traffic injuries in Tehran-Abali axis in 2008.
Methods: In a prospective study road traffic injuries data in Tehran-Abali axis on event time until one month later and information of pre hospital and hospital care of injured subjects was collected by road traffic police, six emergency stations, twelve hospitals and three clinics during one year. Pre hospital information was included: age, gender, injured organ, Revised Trauma Score (RTS), Injury Severity Score (ISS) and hospital information was duration of hospitalization, status on dismissed time and post event one month later.
Results: During one year 243 accidents occurred. In scene 23 subjects have been died. 345 injured subjects were followed. Mean age of subjects was 33.6±15.6. Overall, 71.1 percent of injured subjects were male and more than 60 percent of them were 20-39 years. The most common injuries were head and face damage. Mean of (RTS) and (ISS) was 7.23 and 9.38 respectively. Intensity of injury was higher among pedestrian than vehicles and motorcycle drivers, and occupants, (P<0.05). Mean of hospitalization among 75 percent of injured subjects was less than 24 hour. 66.5 percent of injured subject after dismissed was like before of accident.
Conclusion: More medical services at scene, education and monitoring to novitiate youth drivers, public education and security transit place to pedestrian, educational program to protect of head and face and high quality of medical services to intend for indoor wear injured subjects needs to be predicted.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2011/01/1 | ePublished ahead of print: 2011/12/17 | Published: 2012/01/15