Older Adult Project CRASH

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

Older Crash site map

Publications, Abstracts and Presentations

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6.    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.