Trauma Registry

Trauma Registry is a collection of disease-specific data that describes injury event, demographics, pre-hospital, diagnosis, care issues, outcomes and cost. The Trauma Registrar puts all injury information into a database, scores injuries based on severity and prepares reports for the hospital trauma service. Data collection is completed after the discharge of the patients.

Once the data is collected and reviewed for accuracy the information is sent to the Iowa State Trauma Registry and the National Trauma Data Bank for benchmarking. The goal for data collection is to improve how trauma care is delivered and decrease mortality and morbidity of the trauma patient.