Factors Influencing Social and Health Outcomes after Land Transport Injury: recruitment and participant characteristics, and interim results
EXTENDED ABSTRACT: This abstract presents the interim results from a large inception cohort study being conducted across New South Wales to identify predictors of recovery following a mild to moderate land transport injuries. Participants were recruited from multiple sites and data sources such as hospitals, physiotherapists, general practitioners and insurance data. A high proportion of injuries from urban hospitals were reported for bicyclists (36%) whilst a large proportion of motorbike injuries were from rural hospitals. At the first interview, most participants were experiencing worse health status (EQ5D) compared to pre-injury; despite less than half reporting admission to hospital because of their injury.