Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR)

Academic Lead: Professor Belinda Gabbe
Head, Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research
Clinical Leads: Associate Professor Elton Edwards, Orthopaedic
Associate Professor Sue Liew, Orthopaedic
Associate Professor Raphael Hau, Orthopaedic
Registry Contact: Melissa Hart
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: 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 captures data about all patients with an emergency admission (> 24 hours) to the participating hospital for an orthopaedic injury. Patients with a pathological fracture related to metastatic disease are excluded. Eligible patients are identified by the discharge diagnosis through ICD-10-AM reports from the hospitals.
Funding Source: Transport Accident Commission (TAC)