Association between side-impact airbag deployment and risk of injury: A matched cohort study using the CIREN and the NASS-CDS.

@article{Griffin2012AssociationBS,
  title={Association between side-impact airbag deployment and risk of injury: A matched cohort study using the CIREN and the NASS-CDS.},
  author={Russell Lee Griffin and Carrie E. Huisingh and Gerald McGwin and Donald A. Reiff},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={914-8}
}
BACKGROUND Side-impact airbags (SABs) are designed to protect the head and thorax during a side-impact motor vehicle collision (MVC). Research on the effectiveness of SAB deployment has been limited. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of deployed SABs in reducing head and thoracic injuries during side-impact MVCs. METHODS The 2000-2009 National Automotive Sampling System-Crashworthiness Data System and the Crash Injury Research Engineering Network databases were used… CONTINUE READING