Accidents in the Year 2000: Accident and Traumatology by Prof.dr. R. M. Lapré, Dr. J. P. Mackenbach (auth.)

By Prof.dr. R. M. Lapré, Dr. J. P. Mackenbach (auth.)

In order to chart the way in which for long term rules within the box of public health and wellbeing, the Dutch executive must have the absolute best perception into power destiny developments and the issues to which those may well supply upward thrust. It was once for you to compiling a couple of long-range reports that the self sufficient steerage Committee on overall healthiness eventualities was once arrange in 1983. In 1985 the steerage Committee appointed a board of specialists to behavior a long-range examine of "Accidents and traumatology" (traumatology being that element of drugs occupied with the remedy of twist of fate victims). In shut session with this board, the Institute of Public wellbeing and fitness and Social medication of the Erasmus collage Rotterdam conducted a state of affairs research, the result of that are in short summarized lower than. 0.1 goals and procedure The examine had goals: To discover attainable "autonomous" advancements (in the experience of being self reliant of presidency intervention) within the box of injuries and the remedy of coincidence sufferers. To specify the results of attainable coverage measures, in terms of either the prevention of injuries and enhancements within the take care of coincidence sufferers. The study was once exploratory instead of predictive. It didn't transcend the 12 months 2000, because it was once felt that the velocity of switch during this box governed out having a look a lot extra than ten to 15 years ahead.

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Reference has already been made to the 660,000 outpatient treatments resulting from home and leisure accidents. 32 Figure 2 . 4 Percentage share of various accident categories in the number of hospital admissions by age (1983) 100 passenger car moped 90 traffic bicycle pedestrian III c 80 0 other traffic Vi occupational E III accidental fall home and leisure accidental drowning accidental poisoning other home and leisure .. '0 ~ 70 Q. 2 0 ... 11 60 e :l c ~ g so ... 0 C7I qO ~ C II U ... II II..

E. no new legislative programmes and no further additions to general legislation, etc. e. the government uses all the means at its disposal to reduce the damage from accidents to public health. Modest economic growth means a situation similar to the average economic growth experienced since 1973. High economic growth means a period of extremely favourable economic development reminiscent of the boom years 1950-1973. Economic stagnation means a period of extremely unfavourable economic development, as experienced in the 1930s.

Once the results of the first round had been analysed, a second questionnaire was sent to the respondents giving them the chance to modify their earlier answers and/or provide additional information. The response was very satisfactory; including only those participants who had fully participated in both rounds a final response rate of 82% was achieved. Each panel had its own special questionnaire. e. demography, economy, technology, socio-cultural factors, and medical technology; and b) "government intervention".

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