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Kentucky Trauma Registry

Funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. residents aged 1-44 and motor vehicle crashes (MVCS) are the leading cause of major traumatic injury in both Kentucky and the U.S. The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) collects uniform data from hospitals that are verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as trauma centers ( ). Statewide data collection from ACS-verified hospitals is critical to the completeness and usefulness of the Kentucky’s data on motor vehicle injuries and fatalities. Thanks to a three-year statewide initiative Kentucky is expanding the number of reporting trauma facilities to a projected total of 12 in year 2012. These facilities are required to report in compliance with NTDB standards as a condition of their new status. The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) has an important role in synthesizing and analyzing statewide trauma registry data and producing statewide trauma registry reports. Trauma registry will support trauma system planning and will augment the existing statewide hospital discharge dataset because it includes detailed information about the nature and severity of the traumatic injuries, intensity of treatment, outcomes and follow-up.

Program Contact: Svetla Slavova

Program Contact: Terry Bunn