Definición de alta hospitalaria, lesión grave y muerte por lesiones por tráfico

Translated title of the contribution: Definition of hospital discharge, serious injury and death from traffic injuries

Katherine Pérez, María Seguí-Gómez, Vita Arrufat, Eneko Barberia, Elena Cabeza, Eva Cirera, Mercedes Gil, Carlos Martín, Ana M. Novoa, Marta Olabarría, Pablo Lardelli, Josep Maria Suelves, Elena Santamariña-Rubio

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Road traffic injury surveillance involves methodological difficulties due, among other reasons, to the lack of consensus criteria for case definition. Police records have usually been the main source of information for monitoring traffic injuries, while health system data has hardly been used. Police records usually include comprehensive information on the characteristics of the crash, but often underreport injury cases and do not collect reliable information on the severity of injuries. However, statistics on severe traffic injuries have been based almost exclusively on police data. The aim of this paper is to propose criteria based on medical records to define: a) "Hospital discharge for traffic injuries", b) "Person with severe traffic injury", and c) "Death from traffic injuries" in order to homogenize the use of these sources.

Translated title of the contributionDefinition of hospital discharge, serious injury and death from traffic injuries
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)242-245
Number of pages4
JournalGaceta Sanitaria
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Health information systems
  • Injury
  • Injury severity
  • Selection criteria
  • Traffic accidents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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