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Information is collected on every patient that attends accident and emergency (A&E). However, there is currently no central collection of these data. In 1999 it was decided to collect data on all A&E attendances in the West Midlands region. All 21 hospitals with 24 h A&E departments were asked to...
Background There are two sources of information on road traffic mortality in England and Wales: ONS records giving the place of residence and police records giving the place of the accident. Use of the police records has been limited by the lack of an obvious denominator to control for population...