School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

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Hideo Tohira

Phone: (+61 8) 9346 2688
Fax: (+61 8) 9346 1665


Supervisors

Start date

Feb 2009

Submission date

Aug 2013

Hideo Tohira

Thesis

Validation of the existing injury severity measuring instruments for the major trauma population in Perth

Summary

Most of existing injury severity measuring instruments were developed in 1980s in the US. The use of such instruments in Australia has not yet been validated. We will aggregate trauma registries existing in four teaching hospitals in Perth Metropolitan area and link the data with other relevant database for analysis. By using this combined data, we will update those tools and compare their predictive performance and calibration.

Why my research is important

Injury is old disease, but still affects many people, especially young generation. The results of this research will provide the knowledge of adequate injury severity scaling for trauma population in Western Australia. This will promote injury researches to improve injury care and development of effective injury prevention programs.


 

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