One of the centerpiece recommendations of the 2009 Traffic Records assessment was to integrate collision and injury data to derive more precise injury outcomes. Two successful integration proofs of concepts revealed a significant disparity between officer assessments of personal injury as recorded on the collision report form and actual outcomes assessed by health care providers. These findings confirm the pressing need to pursue a data integration solution that will provide more accurate injury severity information for persons involved in crashes. This project establishes a temporary position at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to acquire disparate datasets, perform the linking functions, manage the resulting dataset, and conduct in-depth analyses on the linked data. This position will remain for a period of three years and report findings to the TRC’s Data Integration Team.
Organization/Project Manager: Washington Traffic Safety Commission/ Staci Hoff