Survivors of motor vehicle trauma

  title={Survivors of motor vehicle trauma},
  author={MS Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier and Patricia J. Blair},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Objective: To determine whether the protective effects of seat belt use on acute injury are followed by corresponding reductions in outpatient health care utilization. Design: Retrospective cohort analysis. Setting: Northern California Region Kaiser Health Plan hospitals and medical offices. Patients: All Kaiser Foundation Health Plan members injured in motor vehicle crashes in Santa Clara County during one year (total number of patients=246). Measurements and main results: 54% of the study… CONTINUE READING