Background: The number of applications to the emergency service after a traffic accident is quite high. In this study it is aimed to
provide up to date data to the literature by making a detailed analysis of the patients who applied to the emergency department
after an accident.
Methods: This study was carried out by retrospectively scanning the patients who applied to the emergency department between
01.01.2022 and 31.12.2022 after a traffic accident in a secondary level hospital through the hospital electronic data. The patient’s
admission date and time, age, gender, accident mechanisms, being a vehicle driver and ethanol positivity above the legal limit in
the driver, as well as laboratory and imaging methods performed in the emergency department were examined. The injuries and
outcomes seen in the patients were analyzed.
Results: 1596 patients were evaluated within the scope of the study. The mean age of the patients was 32.93±19.26 years old
and 66.7% were male. Among the accident mechanisms, 71.1% were found to be in vehicle traffic accidents. Head and neck
tomography and extremity imaging were performed most frequently in the patients. Soft tissue trauma and extremity fractures
were the most common cases. The discharge rate was 89.2%. It was concluded that hospitalized cases were most frequently made
in neurosurgery, orthopedics and thoracic surgery clinics.
Conclusions: The fact that vehicle drivers are drunk increases the risk of traffic accidents. The most common cause of fatal
traffic accidents is cerebral hemorrhage. Increasing the safety measures that can be taken to prevent traffic accidents will reduce
morbidity and mortality.
|Konular||Klinik Tıp Bilimleri|
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||27 Eylül 2023|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||13 Nisan 2023|
|Yayımlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2023 Cilt: 4 Sayı: 3|
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