The Older Adult CRASH study is the first prospective study to examine outcomes in older adults after motor vehicle collision not requiring hospitalization. The study enrolls patients over the age of 65 from Project CRASH study sites. The Older Adult CRASH study will provide a better understanding of how the recovery process after motor vehicle collision differs in elderly vs. non-elderly individuals. This project is supported by a career development award (5KL2RR025746-03) granted to Tim Platts-Mills, MD through UNC’s Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Dr. Platts-Mills is the PI of this study.
Status: in progress; currently enrolling patients
Study Sites and Network
Publications, Abstracts and Presentations
- Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MS, Greg F. Pereira, Erin E. Isenberg, Robert A. Swor, MD, David A. Peak, MD, Jeffrey S. Jones, MD, Niels K. Rathlev, MD, David C. Lee, MD, Robert M. Domeier, MD, Phyllis L. Hendry, MD, Samuel A. McLean, MD, MPH. Older Adults with Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain after Motor Vehicle Collision are at Increased Risk of Functional Decline. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, Tampa, FL, 2014.
- Platts-Mills TF. Geographic variation in emergency department use by older adults in North Carolina. Presented at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting, May 2013.
- Platts-Mills TF, Hunold KM, Weaver MA, Dickey RM, Fernandez AR, Fillingim RB, Cairns CB, McLean SA. Pain treatment in older adults during prehospital care in North Carolina: a descriptive analysis. Presented at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting, May 2013.
Matthews SM, Pereira GF, Fillingim RB, Swor RA, Jones JS, Lee DC, Peak DA, Domeier RM, Rathlev NK, Hendry PL, Dickey RM, McLean SA, Platts-Mills TF. Age-related differences in pain recovery after motor vehicle collision: a prospective longitudinal study. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
T Platts-Mills, L Brown, A Bortsov, L Edwards, and S McLean, Oligoanalgesia in Older Adults Presenting to US Emergency Departments after Motor Vehicle Collision. Presented at the Annual Meeting for the American Pain Society, Austin, Texas, 2011.
- Platts-Mills, T.F., Hunold, K.M., Esserman, D.A., Sloane, P.D., McLean, S.A. (2012). Motor vehicle collision-related emergency department visits by older adults in the United States. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19, 821-7. PMCID: 373587.
- Platts-Mills, T.F., Esserman DA, Brown DL, Bortsov AV, Sloane PD, McLean SA. (2012). Older US emergency department patients are less likely to receive pain medication than younger patients: results from a national survey. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 60. 199-206. PMCID: 3338876.
- Platts-Mills, T.F., Lee, Y.M., Swor, R.A., Zaleski, E.Z., Clauw, D.J., McLean, S.A. (2012). Pain and interference of pain with function and mood in older adults involved in a motor vehicle collision: a pilot study. Experimental Aging Research, 38. 330-43.
- Platts-Mills, T.F., Ballina, L., Bortsov, A.V., Soward, A., Swor, R.A., Jones, J.S., Lee, D.C., Peak, D.A., Domeier, R.M., Rathlev, N.K., Hendry, P.L., McLean, S.A. (2011). Using emergency department-based inception cohorts to determine genetic characteristics associated with long term patient outcomes: methodology of the CRASH study. BMC Emergency Medicine, 11, 14-19. PMCID: 3188467.
- Lee, Y.M., Platts-Mills, T.F., MacWilliams, J.B., Sochor, M.R., Jones, J.S., Schneider, L.W., McLean, S.A. (2011)Descriptions of motor vehicle collisions by participants in Emergency Department-based studies: are they accurate? Western Journal or Emergency Medicine, 13(4): 329-4.
- Platts-Mills, T.F., Hunold, K.M., Bortsov, A.V., Soward, A., Peak, D.A., Jones, J.S., Swor, R.A., Lee, D.C., Domeier, R.M., Hendry, P.L., Rathlev, N.K., McLean, S.A. (2012). More educated emergency department patients are less likely to receive pain medication. Pain, 153, 967-73. PMCID: 3334443.