Australian Trauma Registry (ATR)

Registry custodian:Professor Peter Cameron
Professor of Emergency and Divisional Head of Health Services Research
Registry contact: Registry Manager: Emily McKie
Phone: +61 3 9903 0889
Clinical leads:
  • Professor Peter Cameron, Emergency Medicine
  • Professor Mark Fitzgerald, Emergency Medicine
Purpose / aims: The ATR is a major part of the Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP), which aims to develop and implement a national program to further improve the quality and safety of trauma care provided by the 26 hospitals designated as major trauma centres (MTCs) in Australia. Some of the information that is already routinely collected by MTCs about severely injured patients is de-identified, standardised and electronically submitted to the ATR, currently in yearly increments but shortly on a quarterly basis. As the registry grows, reports will be released that will enhance the development of risk-adjusted models for benchmarking designated trauma centres, quality indicators and calculating the true cost of trauma care.
Population captured: All patients that meet criteria who present to each of the collaborating sites
Outcomes collected: The dataset includes but is not limited to the details of the injury event, the nature of the injuries that were sustained, the treatment received and the discharge status – the full patient journey through the Australian hospital system.
Funding source: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Alfred Health