Webinar: A National Approach to Measuring Non-fatal Crash Outcomes

Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will give you an overview of an Austroads pilot project to improve the measurement and reporting of serious injury crashes.

The study matched crash and hospital data and provided a proof of concept for a national approach to reporting progress against the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) target of a 30% reduction in serious injury crashes. A serious injury is defined in the NRSS, and for the purposes of this study, as a crash resulting in hospitalisation.

Ethics committees and data custodians found the method acceptable, noting that health sector approvals and data provision in Tasmania and the two territories progressed too slowly to include their data in Stage 1 analysis. The method was applied to 2014 case data from NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, which include about 85% of expected national totals. A legislative impediment, not yet fully resolved, prevented investigators from seeking formal assessment of the method by health sector ethics and custodians in WA.

Austroads has now funded Stage 2 of the project, with the aim of applying the method to data from all Australian jurisdictions and to cases from 2008 to 2017.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the:

  • background and objectives of the study
  • the data provision, preparation and analysis
  • statistical results such as non-fatal hospitalised roads injury cases
  • conclusions from Stage 1 and recommendations.

Join in a live Q&A with our expert panel to have your questions answered.

Presented by Professor James Harrison and Dr Angela Watson

Professor James Harrison is an injury epidemiologist and public health physician who directs the AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit and leads injury research at Flinders University. He led revision of the injury and external causes chapters of ICD-11 for the World Health Organization and co-chaired the taskforce established in 2015 to advise the WHO on completing ICD-11.

Dr Angela Watson is an injury epidemiologist and a Senior Research Fellow supported by a Motor Accident Insurance Commission funded research fellowship within the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q). She is currently working on road safety data linkage projects in collaboration with Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Health, and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission.

No charge but registration is essential.

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