The Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry (ATR) is a key component of the Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (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.
Trauma data collected by the ATR is accessible to all ATR contributors, government, clinical researchers and the public. Details about data access can be found here.