Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR)

Registry custodian: Professor Belinda Gabbe
Head, Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit
Registry contact:Ms Melissa Hart
Email: melissa.hart@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9903 0113
Clinical leads:
  • Associate Professor Elton Edwards, Orthopaedic
  • Associate Professor Sue Liew, Orthopaedic
  • Associate Professor Raphael Hau, Orthopaedic
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 adult Major Trauma Service (MTS) hospitals in Victoria.
Population captured: The aim of the registry is to collect information about orthopaedic injuries, treatment, complications and outcomes based on admissions to the adult MTS hospitals in Victoria, as well as University Hospital Geelong and The Northern Hospital.
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.
Funding source: Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Website:https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/votor