Patients [greater than or equal to] 18 years of age who were admitted to the ED of this university between September 15, 2011 and September 14, 2012 (over 1 year) for ICRA were included in the study.
Trauma management of all ICRA patients was performed according to the actual advanced trauma life-support guidelines.
Patients aged [greater than or equal to] 18 years involved in an ICRA were included in this study.
It was observed that 169 (52.2%) patients admitted after an ICRA were drivers.
The most frequent arrival times of ICRA patients with a BAC above normal limits to the ED were between 00:00 and 07:59 AM (32.2%).
The patients admitted to the ED for ICRA were evaluated for death and handicap by the admissions department at the multidisciplinary trauma center and finalized as soon as possible.
Most road accidents involving patients with a BAC above normal limits were observed in the 35-44-year-old age group, which is considered to be the most frequent age group for ICRA patients.
We determined that the most frequent arrival times to the ED for ICRA patients with a BAC above normal limits occurred between 00:00 and 07:59 AM (32.2%).
(10) reported that the GCS was under 10 for 22.7% of ICRA drivers with a BAC above normal limits.
When considering the medical interventions provided to patients admitted to the ED after an ICRA and after physical examination and taking the patient's history, it was observed that death and injury were proportional.
ICRA expects these external developments to impact the asset quality, earnings and capitalization of SML.
ICRA would continue to monitor the company performance closely and a favourable performance resulting out of High Court judgment or Malegam Committee's recommendation could impact its credit profile positively.