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
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 Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry 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 injuries 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.
Funding Source: Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

2019 Annual Report (PDF, 2.44MB)
2015 Annual Report (PDF, 582.9KB)