An Exploration into the Biography of Road Traffic Accident Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India

Authors

  • Yogesh C1 , Paranthaman2 , Amirthvarshan2 , Priyanka2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10465

Keywords:

RTA; Head injury; Epidemic; Students; Road safety.

Abstract

Introduction: RTA is the public health issue and cost a lot to individuals, families, communities and nations

as injuries and deaths due to road traffic accidents (RTA) are a major public health problem in developing

countries.

Objectives: The present study was carried out with the objective to find out the profile of RTA cases in a

tertiary care hospital in South India in one year.

Methods: A retrospective analytical content based analysis was made on 549 RTA cases recorded in a

tertiary care hospital in South India in one year from June 1st 2017 to May 31st 2018 and the results were

tabulated.

Results: Of the 549 cases, 409 cases were males and 140 were females of which head injury with 182 cases

(29.50%) forms the majority of the injury followed by orthopaedic injuries with163 cases (26.04%).

Conclusion: This study thus analyses various aspects of RTA with head injury being the most common

and and its various confounding factors which shows that there is clearly a need for road safety education

particularly targeting student community.

Author Biography

Yogesh C1 , Paranthaman2 , Amirthvarshan2 , Priyanka2

1 Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute,

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, 2 Undergraduate, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Yogesh C1 , Paranthaman2 , Amirthvarshan2 , Priyanka2. (2020). An Exploration into the Biography of Road Traffic Accident Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 784-789. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10465