Estimating Rates of Motor Vehicle Crashes Using Medical Encounter Data: A Feasibility Study
Technical Report,01 Aug 2014,01 Jun 2015
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States
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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.