Improving research on injuries following road traffic crashes

12 Aug 2019

The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Injury Following Road Traffic Accidents is a collaborative initiative based at UQ and Directed by Professor Michele Sterling. The collaboration includes Professor Luke Connelly at CBEH and an interdisciplinary group of researchers from around Australia as Chief Investigators. The Centre’s work has also included collaboration with some of the best researchers in the field from around the world. One of its initiatives has been to try to improve the consistency of outcome reporting in clinical trials of treatments for Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD), which constitute one of the highest-frequency injuries and, in aggregate, most costly injury categories to personal injury insurers. The international collaboration has now led to the publication of a paper that provides the group’s recommendations on the core outcome domains that should be collected in clinical trials for treatments of WAD.

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