The Asia-Pacific Trauma Quality Improvement Network (APTQIN) was established to support local QI efforts by:
1. Providing a forum for knowledge and experience exchange;
2. Increasing QI capacity through workshops and training; and
3. Coordinating the development and dissemination of trauma quality improvement (QI) tools.
Key Objectives & Outcomes
Since the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Trauma Quality Improvement Network (APTQIN) in 2010, there have been meetings held in Melbourne (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2012). APTQIN meetings have been attended by trauma quality improvement representatives from the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Rwanda, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Vietnam. At both meetings, components of the course on WHO Trauma Quality Improvement Programs have been delivered. The faculty has included Dr Charles Mock, Dr Manjul Joshipura, Dr Wittaya Chadbunchachai, Professor Russell Gruen and Dr Gerard O’Reilly.