Data collectors can now enter data directly online using the link below.
The Department of Human Services commissioned the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) in collaboration with the Transport Accident Commission Health Research. The registry 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 the reduction in deaths and disability over time.
The aim of the registry is to collect information about all patients from every hospital and health care facility managing trauma patients in Victoria.
The registry collects and analyses patient information from health services managing trauma patients across the state. The registry collects information from 138 hospitals.
In 2011-2012 2,894 major trauma patients were treated in 72 health services. Since complete coverage was obtained in 200506, there has been an increase in the number of hospitalised major trauma patients in Victoria from 2,135 in 200506 to 2,894 in 201112. The overall annual rate of hospitalised major trauma in Victoria in 2011-2012 was 52 per 100,000 population. This has increased substantially from 200506 when the annual rate was 42 per 100,000 population. Part of the observed rise can be attributed to improved case identification through better imaging and complete health service participation in the VSTR over recent years.