Medicine And Books

The Aftermath of Road Accidents

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1209
  1. Ian Higginson, accident and emergency registrar
  1. Bundaberg Base Hospital, Australia

    Mitchell Routledge, £45, pp 256 ISBN 0 415 13052 2

    Since I narrowly escaped injury in a serious car crash four years ago, my back seat driving has been on a par with my mother's. Such anxieties are not the only lasting effect, and the intensity of the flashbacks still surprises me. Psychological sequelae were an aspect of road accidents I had never really considered until I personally experienced them.

    The psychological and social consequences of road crashes have been poorly studied, especially in populations not attending hospital. The Aftermath of Road …

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