In 2011, the NTRI established the Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) including the Australian Trauma Registry (ATR) bringing together Australia’s designated trauma centres to form a collaboration to provide important data on the most severely injured. Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) aims to develop and implement a national program to further improve the quality and safety of trauma care provided at trauma centres in Australia.
AusTQIP was formed with an overarching Steering Committee comprised of representation from all states and territories, and other participating stakeholders . Reporting to the Steering Committee is the AusTQIP Management Committee.
More recently a Data Working Group was also formed to periodically review the Bi-national Minimum Trauma Data Set (BNMTDS), and to review data collection processes and any changes that impact the data items collected.