VOTOR was established through a collaborative project involving Monash University (DEPM), The Alfred (Department of Trauma Surgery) and the RMH (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.
The aim of the registry is to collect information about orthopaedic injuries, treatment, complications and outcomes based on admissions to the adult Major Trauma Service (MTS) hospitals in Victoria and the Geelong and Northern Hospitals.
The methodology for VOTOR data collection is well established. All patients admitted to the participating hospitals with an emergency admission (>24 hours) for an orthopaedic injury are eligible for inclusion on the registry. Patients with a pathological fracture related to metastatic disease are excluded.
During Phase 1 and 2 (2003-2006), 4445 cases were registered by VOTOR at the MTS hospitals. An additional 30,554 orthopaedic trauma admissions have been registered to the end of December 2012 by VOTOR across the four sites (Alfred - 12,215, Geelong - 6132, Northern - 3570, Royal Melbourne Hospital - 8746). Orthopaedic admissions in Victoria are predominantly divided into TAC/WorkSafe and falls related patients. The substantial number of cases available for analysis enables specific investigation into various subgroups, which will provide greater insight into explaining the drivers of poorer outcomes in compensable patients.
Ms Melissa Hart
Mr Adrian Buzgau
Mr John Liman
Ms Ann Sutherland
Ms Emma McDermott
Ms Amanda Fonstin