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Motor vehicleCrash versusAccident: A change in terminology is necessary

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Traumatic Stress, August 2002
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#23 of 1,137)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
Motor vehicleCrash versusAccident: A change in terminology is necessary
Published in
Journal of Traumatic Stress, August 2002
DOI 10.1023/a:1016260130224
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alan E. Stewart, Janice Harris Lord

Abstract

We assert that motor vehicle crash should replace motor vehicle accident in the clinical and research lexicon of traumatologists. Crash encompasses a wider range of potential causes for vehicular crashes than does the term accident. A majority of fatal crashes are caused by intoxicated, speeding, distracted, or careless drivers and, therefore, are not accidents. Most importantly, characterizing crashes as accidents, when a driver was intoxicated or negligent, may impede the recovery of crash victims by preventing them from assigning blame and working through the emotions related to their trauma.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 14%
Student > Master 2 10%
Other 7 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 24%
Engineering 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Other 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2019.
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#334,152
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Outputs from Journal of Traumatic Stress
#23
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#5,130
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Traumatic Stress
#2
of 17 outputs
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