Center for Traffic Safety Research (CTSR)
Center for Traffic Safety Research
The University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety formed a partnership to create a repository for the storage and analysis of medical information about traffic related injuries, deaths and crash records in Nevada.
Nevada motor vehicle crash records from 2005 to present are linked to trauma records from the four Nevada trauma centers—University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Renown Regional Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican Hospital and Sunrise Medical Center.
The records are linked to create a unique database that includes crash scene data and hospital information. This repository is the first of its kind in Nevada. It allows for the tracking of injured patients from crash scene to a patient's hospital discharge. This integrated information allows for a better understanding of the impact of vehicular crashes on human life, the cost of care to medical facilities and state economy.
Our electronic TREND newsletters provide a snapshot of important traffic safety issues and medical outcomes that affect our communities. Expanded or customized data analysis is also available by request.