Table 1

Accident information requirements

Structure, itemsPolice RTA dataHospital inpatient data
Key: Y = recorded on the database, ?Y = indicator can be generated from the database, ? = only limited information available, blank = no information available.
Accident characteristics
    Place of occurrenceY
    Geographic identifier of locationY
Personal characteristics
    Age and sexYY
    Area of residenceY
    Ethnic groupY
    Predisposing factors?
    Nature of injuryY
    Severity of injury??Y
    Health service impactY