The Victorian State Trauma Registry

  • The Department of Human Services (now the Department of Health and Human Services), in collaboration with the Victorian Trauma Foundation (now Transport Accident Commission Health Research), commissioned the development of the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) in 2001. 
  • The VSTR includes the follow up of major trauma patients who survive to hospital discharge; a unique attribute that provides critical information about the quality of survival of major trauma patients in Victoria and the capacity to monitor the burden of major trauma over time. 
  • The VSTR collects and analyses patient information from health services managing trauma patients across the state. The registry collects information from 138 health services.