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Data collection from road traffic accidents.
  1. A F Dove,
  2. J C Pearson,
  3. P A Weston


    A method of improving information about injuries sustained in road traffic accidents is described. It was achieved by combining data from the police with that from the accident and emergency department in such a way that patient confidentiality was preserved. This improved data base shows that present estimates of the number of injuries sustained on the road are too low and that assessments of their severity are probably inaccurate.

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