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The association of compensation on longer term health status for people with musculoskeletal injuries following road traffic crashes: emergency department inception cohort study

Littleton, Susannah; Cameron, Ian; Poustie, Stephanie; Hughes, David; Robinson, Brett; Neeman, Teresa; Smith, Paul

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Objective: To compare the health status of people claiming compensation for injuries sustained in road traffic crashes (RTC), with people who do not claim compensation. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Australian Capital Territory, Australia and a fault based common law compensation scheme. Subjects: People presenting to the emergency department with mild to moderate musculoskeletal injury following RTC. Main outcome measures: Physical Component Score (PCS) and Mental Component Score...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51353
Source: Injury: international journal of the care of the injured
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2010.02.011

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