|A retrospective study of road traffic accidents – injury characteristics, management and outcome at Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly|
|Seth S,1 Agarwal K,2 Agarwal P3|
|Associate Professor,1 Professor,2 Internship Student3|
|1-3Department of Surgery, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India|
This is a retrospective study carried out in Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly to study the injury characteristics, management and outcome of road traffic accidents and factors responsible for these injuries.
Urbanization has led to an increased number of vehicles on the roads. This together with an extreme apathy on the part of authorities to implement traffic rules has led to a phenomenal rise in the number of road traffic accidents. Lack of a proper pre-hospital care system has only added to the woes. Thus, the need for this study.
All case records of road traffic accident victims admitted to the hospital between January and
This study showed that the majority of crash victims were males in the age group 21-40 years accounting for huge economic losses for their families and the country at large. Motorized
Road traffic accidents are preventable. Strict traffic laws and penalties have to be imposed to curb this ever growing menace.
|Accidents, Wounds and Injuries, Treatment outcomes.|