The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS), collecting information about all major trauma patients from every hospital and healthcare facility in Victoria.
Background and role of the VSTR
The VSTR was established in 2001 by the Department of Health & Human Services and the Transport Accident Commission. Based at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, the VSTR is managed by the Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry and Monitoring Group.
The VSTR provides high-quality data that enables regular detailed analysis of trauma care. Analysis is undertaken in collaboration with the Case Review Group, a subcommittee of the State Trauma Committee.
VSTR data is used to inform service provision and development and drives improved outcomes, such as the reduction of both mortality and disability from major trauma.
The VSTR produces annual summary reports, along with special focus reports researching current practice, management and outcomes of particular major trauma patient categories.