Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR)

Academic Lead:Professor Belinda Gabbe
Head, Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research
Clinical Lead: Professor Peter Cameron, Emergency Medicine
Registry Contact: Mimi Morgan
Phone: +61 3 9903 0996
Purpose / Aims: The VSTR provides a mechanism to monitor the system to inform service provision and development with an aim to reduce preventable deaths and permanent disability from major trauma. Changes to systems of care are monitored to ensure outcomes are improving including a reduction in deaths and disability over time.
Population Captured: The registry collects and analyses patient information from 138 health services managing trauma patients across Victoria
Outcomes Collected: The VSTR collects routine in-hospital outcomes including mortality, length of stay, complications and discharge destination. In addition, the VSTR 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: Department of Health and Human Services
Transport Accident Commission