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Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2017

Claims data was extracted on 20 February 2019

2016 claims involving hospitalisation 2017 claims involving hospitalisation
7,178 7,700 (up 7.3%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 5 year
average
5,511 5,679 5,970 6,293 7,178 6,126
Gender
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,172 3,312 140 4% 2,626
Male 3,994 4,382 388 10% 3,493
Unknown 12 6 -6 -50% 7
Road user
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 423 503 80 19% 390
Driver 3,437 3,602 165 5% 2,841
Motorcyclist* 1,175 1,319 144 12% 1,047
Passenger 1,137 1,181 44 4% 1,048
Pedestrian 749 775 26 3% 657
Unknown 257 320 63 25% 143
Location
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,735 4,539 -196 -4% 4,101
Rural vic 2,035 2,235 200 10% 1,840
Unknown 408 926 518 127% 185
Age Group
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 405 385 -20 -5% 360
18 to 25 1,453 1,553 100 7% 1,259
26 to 39 1,746 1,878 132 8% 1,444
40 to 59 1,916 2,198 282 15% 1,668
60 and over 1,658 1,686 28 2% 1,395
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
The above table is based on claims accepted by the TAC from people with injuries sustained in transport accidents in Victoria, where the injured person was admitted to hospital within 7 days of crash. Excluded are denied and pending claims, and claims related to crashes occurring interstate.
* includes pillion riders
Note: Data is updated monthly from TAC claims databases. A six-month reporting lag is applied to the data, allowing for claims to be lodged and processed, and hospital invoices to be received and processed. Claims are reported by claim acceptance date. Data is subject to revision as additional information about known claims is received, and as new claims are received and processed.
5 year average rounded to nearest whole number