Title: The study of Traffic Accidental Patients at Emergency Department, Bhumibol Adulyadej
Hospital; 1 January-31 December 2006
Recently, traffic accidents are still a serious public health problem of
Thailand. In order to solve this problem, the epidemiological information of traffic accident is
necessary. However ,the traffic accident control is not currently successful due to lack of the
epidemiological information of traffic accident .Therefore ,this research we conducted a
retrospective study of traffic accident patients who were seen at the emergency room ,
Bhumibol Adulyadej hospital from January 1 , 2006 to December31 ,2006.
There were 4,881 patients included .One thousand and four hundred and forty six
patients (29.62%) were seen between 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. From 4.00 pm to midnight and
midnight to 8.00 am, there were 2,106 patients (43.15%) and 1,329 patients (27.23%)
respectively. Motorcycle accident was the most common (3,907 cases; 80.04%). The second was
the car accident (361 cases; 7.39%). The most common type of injury was abrasion, laceration,
or contusion (3,548 cases; 72.69%). Ten patients died from the traffic accident.