IJCRR - 6(23), December, 2014
STUDY ON PATTERN AND MECHANISM OF ROAD TRAFFIC INJURY IN HOSPITALISED INJURY VICTIMS AND ITS ICD CLASSIFICATION
Author: P. Subhas Babu, T. S. Ranganath
Objectives: To stratify the different categories of road users sustaining Road traffic Injuries and admitted to Victoria hospital, Bangalore and to classify the Road traffic Injuries according to ICD-10th classification of diseases.
Methods: Cross Sectional, Hospital based descriptive study, conducted in Victoria Hospital, attached to Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore. All Road Traffic Injury Victims admitted as inpatients at Victoria Hospital from 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007 were the study population. Cases were interviewed using purposive sampling method. A semi structured questionnaire, developed and standardized after initial pilot study, was used to capture study variables. Available medical records and MLC register were also used to collect and corroborate information. Study sample was 866 based on availability of victims of RTI. Results and Discussion: 866 patients were interviewed of the total 1409 patients who were admitted to the hospital during the study period. Majority of the victims were in the age group of 15 to 50 years (77.7%), with 25-39 years (35.1%) most affected among this group. 88.8% of the victims were males with 11.2% of them being females. Majority of the victims were two wheeler occupants (riders or pillions) ICD 10 code V20-V29 and pedestrians ICD Code V01-V09 constituting 34.2% and 31.6% respectively. Conclusion: Majority of the victims being in the productive age group, places an economic burden on the family. Among the road users injured majority of them are two-wheeler users and pedestrians and are vulnerable road users along with cyclists.
Keywords: ICD classification, Road traffic injuries (RTI), Vulnerable road users
P. Subhas Babu, T. S. Ranganath. STUDY ON PATTERN AND MECHANISM OF ROAD TRAFFIC INJURY IN HOSPITALISED INJURY VICTIMS AND ITS ICD CLASSIFICATION International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(23), December, 49-53
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