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.