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					            Format of the day
   ‘Big Questions’                 Written Questions

   Learned Speakers                Feedback by Email

   Draft Consensus Statements

   Panel Debate and Questions
Whiplash epidemic
or an epidemic of
whiplash claims?
Paradox: number of whiplash claims
risen despite falling numbers of slight
injuries reported to the police


                                                                       In 2010 car occupants
                                                                       slightly injured:
                                                                       • 31% less than 1994-8
                                                                       • 7% less than 2009




Source: ABI (2008) Tackling Whiplash: Prevention, Care, Compensation
Injury Prevention
     Safer cars
     Better seats
     Brilliant roads
     Superb drivers
Claimants
        Medical




You called me just in time. Another
 day or two, and you would have
       been up and around
‘Doctor always knows best’
                … but which doctor?
 Practice variation
 Multiple conflicting diagnoses
 Over-treatment
 Serial ineffective therapy
Claims Management
Lawyers
“…only 31% of all accident claim victims who could
make a claim for compensation actually do so”
Engineers
Politicians
Reasonable Starting Point

We know pretty much what
needs to be done, but it isn’t
         happening

     WHY NOT?
Big Questions

   Diagnosis and Classification

   Claims and Attribution

   Tackling the Problem (Treatment & Rehabilitation)


Apply to new claims attributed to vehicle
collisions, preventing long-term problems,
and managing persistent problems

				
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