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The Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) was established in 2011 by the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) with funding from the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) and Alfred Health. It is a collaboration between all Australian and New Zealand designated major trauma centres and established state and hospital-based trauma registries.

AusTQIP is currently a collaboration of over 30 major trauma centres across Australia and New Zealand whose mission is to improve survival, enhance the quality of trauma care, and optimise recovery by shared data and shared knowledge.

For more information about AusTQIP please visit www.atr.org.au

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The Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry (ATR) is a key component of AusTQIP. The ATR focusses on monitoring trauma care, from the time of incident to discharge from definitive care, in order to reflect and act upon emerging trends and demands on the trauma system across Australia and New Zealand. Collecting and analysing information about trauma patients, their management and their injury outcomes informs future improvements to health service provision and development, with the long term societal aim of reducing preventable deaths and permanent disability as a result of injuries.

The ATR collects 67 data-points in accordance with the Bi-national Trauma Minimum Dataset for Australia and New Zealand, for severely injured patients (ISS > 12) or death after injury. The major trauma centres submit data to the ATR directly or through state-based registries.

The custodian of the ‘Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry’ (ATR) is Alfred Health, under the auspices of National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI). Under agreement with Alfred Health, Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine manages the ATR database and prepares reports.

Trauma data collected by the ATR is accessible to all ATR contributors, government, clinical researchers and the public.

For more information about the ATR, access to data and copies of reports please visit www.atr.org.au