An Exploration into the Biography of Road Traffic Accident Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India
Keywords:RTA; Head injury; Epidemic; Students; Road safety.
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
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
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.
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