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TitleHead and neck injury in Australia
AuthorsMcLean AJ
TypeConference Paper
AbstractRoad traffic accidents in Australia cause half of all accidental deaths and two-thirds of all fatal head and spinal injuries. Their importance as a public health problem is exacerbated by the high proportion of young adults, compared with other age groups, who are killed or severely disabled by these types of accidents. The NH&MRC Road Accident Research Unit's research on head injuries due to road traffic accidents is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, the Forensic Science Centre, the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Adelaide Children's Hospital. It continues earlier work of the University of Adelaide's Department of Pathology which included an assessment of the benefits of safety helmets worn by motorcyclists. Aspects of the Unit's continuing long-term study of the mechanisms of damage to the brain in road traffic accidents will be presented during this Symposium. Exchange of information and ideas at an international level is essential in any field of research and the organisation of this Symposium has been an important part of the academic work of the Unit.
PublisherRoad Accident Research Unit
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorNational Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Conference NameHead and Neck Injury in Road Accidents Symposium
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date10-11 December 1985
Page Range1-4
Page Count4
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

McLean AJ (1988). Head and neck injury in Australia. Head and Neck Injury in Road Accidents Symposium, (pp. 1-4). Adelaide: Road Accident Research Unit.