Low Speed Vehicle Run Over related injury hospitalisations: Queensland from 2015/16 to 2018/19
Authors: A/Prof Cate Cameron, Dr Shahera Banu
Last updated on 11 March 2020
Injuries from low speed vehicle runover (LSVRO) events often occur during childhood, however these types of injuries can happen at any age, with the elderly becoming a more prominent age group. It has been 10 years since an in-depth analysis of these injuries was conducted in Queensland in the 0 – 15 year old age group1. The following snapshot shows contemporaneous epidemiological trends for the most recent 4 financial years of hospitalisation data in Queensland.
Between 01 July 2015 and 30 June 2019:
- 430 LSVRO injury hospitalisation episodes in Qld public acute hospitals.
- Highest incidence in 0-4 year olds.
- Greatest gender difference for younger ages with males having a higher incidence.
- Second peak with increased rates in adults over 60 years of age with females having a higher incidence.
- Increasing incidence in older age group over the time period.
- 53% of events had a length of stay one day or less.
- Saturday had the highest number of cases for injury events occurring in home driveway and Thursday had the highest number of cases for public carparks.
- 46% of injuries resulted in fractures or dislocations.
- 30% of injuries occurred in non-metropolitan areas.
Trends over time
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Data scope and definitions
This overview was produced by the Jamieson Trauma Institute, in consultation with the Statistical Services Branch, Queensland Health, using injury hospitalisation data from all public acute hospitals (excluding Mater South Brisbane Hospitals), Queensland from the Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC).
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC) – derived subset of data tables comprising injury related hospital admissions only.
- Admitted patient episodes with separation date between 01 July 2015 & 30 Jun 2019
- Principal diagnosis within the ICD-10-AM code range: S00-T98
- First external cause ICD-10-AM codes related to ‘pedestrian’ (V00-V09) and Place of injury codes related to ‘driveway or garage’ (Y9200 or Y9202) or ‘farm’ (Y927) or ‘carpark’ (Y9287).
- Care Type = Acute
- This overview presents raw counts and percentages, not age standardised rates, as data relate to episodes of care and not individual patients.
1.Griffin BR, Watt K, Wallis BA, Shields LE, Kimble RM. Incidence or peadiatric fatal and non-fatal low speed vehicle run over events in Queensland, Australia: eleven-year analysis. BMC Public Health 2014; 14:245