Mortality Rates of Traumatic Traffic Accident Patients at the University Hospital

  • Atilla Senih MAYDA Duzce University
  • Muammer YILMAZ Duzce University, Turkey
  • Filiz BOLU Duzce University, Turkey
  • Mustafa USLU Duzce University, Turkey
  • Nuray YEŞİLDAL Duzce University, Turkey
Keywords: road traffic accidents, mortality rate, University Hospital,

Abstract

The aim of the study is to estimate hospitalization and mortality rates in patients admitted to the University Hospital due to traffic accidents, and to determine the mean cost of the applicants in the hospital due to traffic accident. In this retrospective study data were obtained from the records of a university research and practice hospital. There were 802 patients admitted to emergency and other outpatient clinics of the University Hospital because of traffic accidents throughout the year 2012. Out of these patients, 166 (20.7%) were hospitalized, and the annual mortality rate was 0.87%. The total cost was 322,545.2 euro and 402.2 euro per patient. Road traffic accident detection reports covered only the numbers of fatal injuries and injuries that happened at the scene of accidents. Determination of the number of the dead and wounded with overall mortality rate would be supposed to reveal the magnitude of public health problem caused by traffic accidents.

Author Biographies

Atilla Senih MAYDA, Duzce University

Medical Faculty, Public Health Departmaent, Associate Professor.

Muammer YILMAZ, Duzce University, Turkey

Medical Faculty, Public Health Departmaent, Research Assistant.

Filiz BOLU, Duzce University, Turkey

Medical Faculty, Public Health Departmaent, Research Assistant

Mustafa USLU, Duzce University, Turkey

Medical Faculty, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Assistant Professor.

Nuray YEŞİLDAL, Duzce University, Turkey

Medical Faculty, Public Health Departmaent, Associate Professor.

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Published
2014-06-10
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MAYDA AS, YILMAZ M, BOLU F, USLU M, YEŞİLDAL N. Mortality Rates of Traumatic Traffic Accident Patients at the University Hospital. PROMET [Internet]. 2014Jun.10 [cited 2019Dec.7];26(3):219-25. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/1350
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