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The Victorian State Trauma Registry: from injury to recovery

Traumatic injury is a public health problem worldwide, accounting for 10% of the global and Australian burden of disease. Additionally, these numbers are on the rise. In Victoria, there has been a 47% increase in the number of seriously injured patients over the last decade. The long-term impacts of these events are often profound with significant health, social and economic consequences. Trauma registries are a critical component of trauma systems. These registries capture high quality data across the patient pathway and provide the basis for monitoring system performance, quality of care and patient outcomes. The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR), coordinated by the Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma (PET) Research Unit, is the world’s leading example of a population-based trauma registry. This registry is a unique resource due to the capture of high quality clinical data from the pre-hospital and acute settings, combined with extensive data linkages, geocoding, and capture of patient-reported outcomes to 2 years after injury. Numerous projects are proposed across the spectrum of injury to recovery, covering topics such as: - Injury prevention - Geospatial mapping - Clinical care - Rehabilitation - Patient-reported outcomes
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
trauma, injury, injury prevention, disability, data linkage, rehabiliation
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Available options 
Masters by research
Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Physical location 
553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (adjacent to The Alfred)
Belinda Gabbe
Peter Cameron

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