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Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2017

Claims data was extracted on 6 March 2019

2016 claims involving hospitalisation 2017 claims involving hospitalisation
7,178 7,758 (up 8.1%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 5 year
average
5,511 5,679 5,969 6,292 7,178 6,126
Gender
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,172 3,334 162 5% 2,626
Male 3,994 4,418 424 11% 3,493
Unknown 12 6 -6 -50% 7
Road user
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 423 510 87 21% 390
Driver 3,437 3,629 192 6% 2,841
Motorcyclist* 1,175 1,326 151 13% 1,047
Passenger 1,137 1,191 54 5% 1,048
Pedestrian 750 783 33 4% 658
Unknown 256 319 63 25% 142
Location
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,735 4,583 -152 -3% 4,101
Rural vic 2,035 2,244 209 10% 1,840
Unknown 408 931 523 128% 185
Age Group
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 405 388 -17 -4% 360
18 to 25 1,453 1,564 111 8% 1,259
26 to 39 1,746 1,891 145 8% 1,444
40 to 59 1,916 2,215 299 16% 1,668
60 and over 1,658 1,700 42 3% 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