THE TRUE COST OF TRAFFIC CRASHES

The University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) and the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety formed a partnership to establish a state repository for the storage of medical information regarding traffic related injuries, deaths and crash records. This partnership created the Center for Traffic Safety Research, which links Nevada motor vehicle crash records and the registry data from all four trauma centers in Nevada: University Medical Center, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospital and Renown Regional Medical Center. The Center can track the impact of crashes on human life and the cost of care to the medical facilities and the economy. Following are one-page newsletters that provide a snapshot of some of these issues.

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TREND Volume 5, No. 3
Special Issue (Black History Month) –¬†Restraint Use, Injury and Hospital Resource Utilization: Disparities in Nevada

 

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  • TREND Volume 2, No. 2
    Disposition of Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle related trauma patients Nevada trauma patients from 2005-2011
  • TREND Volume 3, No. 2
    Northern Nevada vs Southern Nevada 2005-2010: Is there a difference in safety issues when we examine geographic location?