A population-based cohort study of longer-term changes in health of car drivers involved in serious crashes.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Evidence about the burden of disability after motor vehicle crashes has relied primarily on trauma center-based studies. We examine the impact of serious crashes on the longer-term health of car drivers, independent of natural variation, in a population-based study in Auckland, New Zealand. METHODS: The study population comprised 218 car drivers surviving nonfatal crashes in Auckland, in which at least 1 occupant in the vehicle was admitted to a hospital, and a representativ...Expand abstract
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