Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR)

Academic Lead: Professor Belinda Gabbe
Head, Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research
Clinical Leads: Professor Peter Cameron, Emergency Medicine
Registry Contact: Melissa Hart, Project Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0113
Purpose / Aims:

VOTOR was established through a collaborative project involving Monash University (Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine), the Alfred (Department of Trauma Surgery) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital (Department of Orthopaedics). The registry is a comprehensive database of orthopaedic injuries, treatment, complications and outcomes based on admissions to The Alfred, Royal Melbourne, University Hospital Geelong and Northern Hospitals.

The overarching aims are to:

  • monitor orthopaedic injury management, treatment approaches and outcomes
  • identify variations in orthopaedic clinical practice
  • identify specific injuries, procedures and patient populations at risk of poor outcomes
  • monitor the use of orthopaedic implants and their outcomes
Population Captured: VOTOR captures data about all patients with an emergency admission (> 24 hours) to the participating hospital with a new orthopaedic (bone) injury. Patients with a pathological fracture related to metastatic disease and/or, isolated soft tissue injury(ies) and cases < 16 years of age are excluded. Eligible patients are identified by the discharge diagnosis through ICD-10-AM reports from the participating hospitals.
Outcomes Collected: VOTOR collects routine in-hospital outcomes including mortality, length of stay, complications and discharge destination. In addition, VOTOR routinely follows up patients at six, 12 and 24 months after injury to collect health-related quality of life, function, disability, pain and return to work outcomes.
Year established: 2003
Funding Source: Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

2020 Annual Report (PDF, 1.2MB)
2019 Annual Report (PDF, 9.3MB)
2018 Annual Report (PDF, 3.9MB)
2017 Annual Report (PDF, 1.3MB)
2016 Annual Report (PDF, 1.8MB)
2015 Annual Report (PDF, 582.9KB)
2014 Annual Report (PDF, 829.7KB)
2013 Annual Report (PDF, 790.7KB)