Hospitalization costs and estimates of direct and indirect economic losses due to injury sustained in road traffic crashes: Results from a one-year cohort study in three European countries (The REHABILAID project)

Stamouli, Maria-Aggeliki
Ferraro, Ottavia E.
ORSİ, Chiara
OTTE, Dietmar
Lajunen, Timo
Özkan, Türker
KOTSYFOS, Vangelis
Introduction: The financial cost of injuries sustained in road traffic crashes is high for victims, families and national budgets, but there is limited information on the cost of injury from the victims' perspective, especially in terms of the hard-to-reach multi-trauma patient population such as those admitted to the intensive care units of hospitals.


Long-term, patient-centered outcomes of lower-extremity vascular trauma
Perkins, Zane B.; Yet, Barbaros; Glasgow, Simon; Marsh, D. William R.; Tai, Nigel R. M.; Rasmussen, Todd E. (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2018-07-01)
OBJECTIVE: To describe the long-term outcomes of military lower-extremity vascular injuries, and the decision making of surgeons treating these injuries.
Psychological distress and physical disability in patients sustaining severe injuries in road traffic crashes: Results from a one-year cohort study from three European countries
PAPADAKAKİ, Maria; FERRARO, Ottavia Eleonora; ORSİ, Chiara; OTTE, Dietmar; TZAMALOUKA, Georgia; Von-der-Geest, Marco; Lajunen, Timo; Özkan, Türker; MORANDİ, Anna; SARRİS, Markos; PİERRAKOS, George; CHLİAOUTAKİS, Joannes (Elsevier BV, 2017-02-01)
The current study aimed to follow-up a group of road crash survivors for one year and assesses the impact of injury on their psychological and physical condition. All crash survivors that were admitted to the intensive or sub-intensive care units of selected hospitals in Greece, Germany and Italy over one year period (2013-2014), were invited to participate in the study and were interviewed at three different time-points as follows: (a) at one month (baseline data), (b) at six months, and (c) at twelve mont...
The role of splenic angioembolization as an adjunct to nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Crichton, James Charles Ian; Naidoo, Kamil; Yet, Barbaros; Brundage, Susan I.; Perkins, Zane (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2017-11-01)
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management (NOM) of hemodynamically normal patients with blunt splenic injury (BSI) is the standard of care. Guidelines recommend additional splenic angioembolization (SAE) in patients with American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Grade IV and Grade V BSI, but the role of SAE in Grade III injuries is unclear and controversial. The aim of this systematic review was to compare the safety and effectiveness of SAE as an adjunct to NOM versus NOM alone in adults with BSI.
Functional evaluation of intraarticular severely comminuted fractures of the calcaneus with gait analysis
BOZKURT, Murat; Kentel, B. Behzat; Yavuzer, Gunes; Öçgüder, Ali; Heycan, Cengiz; Tönük, Ergin (Elsevier BV, 2004-11-01)
Twenty-one patients (23 feet) treated nonsurgically for severely comminuted intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus were evaluated prospectively with a clinical scoring scale and computerized gait analysis. All patients had Sanders type III and type IV fractures. The treatment protocol consisted of no closed reduction, immobilization in removable splint, physiotherapy after edema subsided, and weightbearing after 8 weeks. All patients had a minimum follow-up of 2 years (mean, 38 months). Clinical results ...
Physical, psychological and economic burden of two-wheel users after a road traffic injury: Evidence from intensive care units of three EU countries
PAPADAKAKİ, Maria; TSALKANİS, Angelos; SARRİS, Markos; PİERRAKOS, George; Ferraro, Ottavia Eleonora; Stamouli, Maria-Angeliki; ORSİ, Chiara; OTTE, Dietmar; TZAMALOUKA, Georgia; Lajunen, Timo; Özkan, Türker; MORANDİ, Anna; Gnardellis, Charalampos; CHLİAOUTAKİS, Joannes (2018-12-01)
Introduction: This study aimed to assess the physical, psychological, and economic burden shouldered by severely injured two-wheel users in three European countries as well as the cost resulting from their hospitalization. Methods: A total of seven public hospitals were involved in three countries: Greece, Italy, and Germany. Participants enrolled during a 12-month period starting in April 2013. Eligibility criteria included an injury sustained at Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) irrespective of the type of vehic...
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M. PAPADAKAKİ et al., “Hospitalization costs and estimates of direct and indirect economic losses due to injury sustained in road traffic crashes: Results from a one-year cohort study in three European countries (The REHABILAID project),” TRAUMA-ENGLAND, pp. 264–276, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: