Document Type

Article

Department

General Surgery

Abstract

Trauma registry plays an essential role in collecting epidemiological injury data which is used in quality care improvement and research. This paper was planned toshare our experience of having developed a low-budget user-friendly trauma registry with the help of Microsoft Access. This was used because of its ease of use, quickdevelopment style, and support for relational database d esign. Var iable i nc lud ed in our registr y were demographics, description of injury, International Classification of Disease 9 Clinical Modification (ICD9- CM) external injury classification codes, date and time of arrival, length of hospital stay, referral to and from hospital, physiological assessment along with scores for assessing the injury severity. Developing a local trauma registry helped us in scrutinising our practice, and we believe that a national or regional trauma registry is the need of the hour in Pakistan. This will highlight the concerns specific to our society in providing quality trauma care.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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