Matching of police and hospital road crash casualty records – a data-linkage study in Malaysia

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Abstract

Underreporting of road crashes hampers the development of appropriate road safety countermeasures in many countries. In this study, police and hospital records from road crash casualties in the Melaka Tengah district in Malaysia from 2014 were collected to determine their matching and reporting rates. Based on authentic personal identifiers from both types of records, Microsoft SQL was used to reveal how the matching rate varies due to multiple factors. The results showed that 311 cases (of 7625 hospital records) could be linked to both databases, yielding a 4.1% matching rate and a 4.7% police reporting rate. Both the reporting and matching rates increased with the level of injury severity. The significant underreporting in the police database showed that complementary data are necessary for enhancing the current official crash data records.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • MARA University of Technology
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Transportteknik och logistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-8
Antal sidor8
TidskriftInternational Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2018 maj 28
Peer review utfördJa