Victorian Serious Road Casualties (TAC)

As the statutory insurer of third-party personal liability for road crashes, the TAC funds treatment and support services for people injured in road crashes in Victoria. The number of hospitalised TAC claimants is shown to be a rigorous and consistent measure of serious injury for road safety strategies in Victoria (D'elia A. and S. Newstead, 2011. Alternative mesures of serious injury for national road safety strategy target setting. Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference).

The data includes claims from persons injured in transport accidents in Victoria who were admitted to hospital within 7 days of crash. The data also includes a flag for acute hospitalisations that exceed 14 days. The injury severity of such claims are markedly higher than the rest of hospitalised claims. Also, while composing only 6 per cent of the total number of claims, they make up 60 per cent of the cost the Victorian community incurs via the TAC compensation scheme.

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Published (Metadata record) 06/08/2013
Last updated 07/03/2016
Organisation Transport Accident Commission
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data temporal coverage: 01/01/2000 to 31/12/2012