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The Australian Trauma Registry

Mark C Fitzgerald, Kate Curtis, Peter A Cameron, Jane E Ford, Teresa S Howard, John A Crozier, Ailene Fitzgerald, Russell L Gruen, Clifford Pollard, Bronte Martin, Chris Clarke, David Read, Grant Christey, Kathleen McDermott, Michael Reade, Nick Rushworth, Rodney Judson, Sandy Zalstein, Kirsten Vallmuur, Sudhakar Rao Show all



INTRODUCTION: Injuries are a major cause of disability and lost productivity. The case for a national trauma registry has been recognized by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and at a policy level. BACKGROUND: The need was flagged in 1993 by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australasian Trauma Society. In 2003, the Centre of National Research and Disability funded the Australian and New Zealand National Trauma Registry Consortium, which produced three consecutive annual reports. The bi-national trauma minimum dataset was also developed during this time. Operations were suspended thereafter. METHOD: In response to sustained lobbying the Australia..

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