Journal article

Association between perception of fault for the crash and function, return to work and health status 1 year after road traffic injury: a registry-based cohort study

Belinda J Gabbe, Pamela M Simpson, Peter A Cameron, Christina L Ekegren, Elton R Edwards, Richard Page, Susan Liew, Andrew Bucknill, Richard de Steiger



OBJECTIVES: To establish the association between the patient's perception of fault for the crash and 12-month outcomes after non-fatal road traffic injury. SETTING: Two adult major trauma centres, one regional trauma centre and one metropolitan trauma centre in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 2605 adult, orthopaedic trauma patients covered by the state's no-fault third party insurer for road traffic injury, injured between September 2010 and February 2014. OUTCOME MEASURES: EQ-5D-3L, return to work and functional recovery (Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended score of upper good recovery) at 12 months postinjury. RESULTS: After adjusting for key confounders, the adjusted relative risk (ARR) of ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR) is funded by the Transport Accident Commission via the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR). BJG and PAC were supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Career Development Fellowship (GNT1048731) and Practitioner Fellowship, respectively.