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.
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2019|
- Low budget, Trauma registry, Low and Middle Income Countries, LMICs, Traumadata bank