A comprehensive trauma registry is a requirement of Trauma Association of Canada guidelines for all trauma centers. Since January 1 2015, all 10 trauma centers have a web-based trauma registry called the Alberta Trauma Registry.
To qualify for the Alberta Trauma Registry, a trauma case is included if it:
ISS stands for Injury Severity Score. ISS is an anatomical scoring tool that provides an overall score for patients with single system or multiple system injuries. The higher the ISS, the more severe the patient's injuries.
To ensure all appropriate patients are included into the Alberta Trauma Registry, all injury admissions, discharges and emergency department resuscitations are reviewed and screened at the trauma centers on a daily basis. Patients are selected for review based on discharge diagnoses.
The Health Information Act (HIA) Section 27(1) (g), outlines clearly the parameters whereby Trauma Services is authorized to collect data. Up to 500 data elements are collected for each patient through chart abstraction.
The performance of the overall trauma system is measured in various ways, such as:
The Alberta Trauma Registry supports unique projects by providing the ability to customize the registry and to write queries and reports.
The process to request data from the Alberta Trauma Registry is as follows:
Complete Non-Research Data Request Form if you need non-research related data extract or reports from the Alberta Trauma Registry.
Complete Research Data Request Form for any research-related data extract or reports from the Alberta Trauma Registry.
View the data dictionary.
If you have any questions, contact the Provincial Trauma Epidemiologist, Rosmin Esmail at firstname.lastname@example.org – 403-944-2919.