Article Text

PDF
733 Developing a model for processing the information of road traffic injuries as the database for collaboratively planning operational measures to reduce the road traffic accidents
  1. Patcharawadee Pirunsuntorn1,
  2. Wilai Thanalad2,
  3. Adisak Khongwattananont1
  1. 1Khonkaen Provincial Public Health Office
  2. 2Kranuan Crown Prince Hospital

Abstract

Background Based on the global status report on road safety in 2013 by World Health Organisation (WHO), Thailand ranked third in the list of countries having highest road traffic deaths worldwide (reported number of road traffic deaths Estimated number of road traffic deaths; Point estimate 26,312 Estimated road traffic death rate per 100000 population approximately 26,312 or at the death rate of 38 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants). The median value of the total number of road fatality in Khonkaen during2011–2013 was the fourth highest nationwide (468 or at the death rate of 26.49 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants).

Description of the problem The information from the injury surveillance and the dead case investigation recorded by Khonkaen provincial public health office have not been utilised at its maximum efficiency; less information can be accessible by the network units. Consequently, each unit has individually managed its assignment in solving the problems on road traffic accidents. Thus, to integrate the operational procedures of all the units concerned in order to create a co-operation and collaborative operational guidelines for them to follow, Khonkean provincial public health office arranged a venue for returning the information to those units in parallel with developing a model in processing the recorded information of road traffic injuries as the database available for all the network units to easily access into the system and make use of the records for collaboratively planning the operational measures serving the safety road scheme.

Results Obtained a model for managing the information processing systemby integrating the operational procedures of all the network units beginning from the regular surveillance, the case investigation, to the delivery of information to the communities and encouraged to have the findings utilised for integrated problem solving both in short term and long term; and 2) establishment of community checkpoints at the village level to reduce road traffic accidents during festival seasons.

Conclusions Obviously, social tendency of realisation alert for safety road was widely enhanced; this was the result from the understanding of the road traffic safety and the integration of problem solving procedures for road traffic accidents among all the parties concerned.

  • information
  • collaboratively
  • planning operational
  • road traffic accident

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.