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en 10.5812/atr.39725 The Minimum Dataset and Inclusion Criteria for the National Trauma Registry of Iran: A Qualitative Study The Minimum Dataset and Inclusion Criteria for the National Trauma Registry of Iran: A Qualitative Study research-article research-article Conclusions

This study presents how we developed the MDS in order to uniform data reporting in the NTRI and define our inclusion and exclusion criteria for trauma registry. Applying the MDS and the case definition in pilot studies are needed in next steps.

Results

The finalized MDS consisted of 109 data variables including demographic information (n = 24), injury information (n = 19), prehospital information (n = 26), emergency department information (n = 25), hospital procedures (n = 2), diagnosis (n = 2), injury severity (n = 3), outcomes (n = 5), financial (n = 2), and quality assurance (n = 1). For a patient sustained one or more traumatic injury in a defined diagnostic ICD-10 codes, the inclusion criteria considered as one of the followings: If the patient stayed > 24 hours in the hospital, any death after hospital arrival, any transfer from another hospital during the first 24 hours from injury.

Objectives

The present study aimed to describe the steps undertaken in the development of the minimum dataset (MDS) and define the inclusion and exclusion criteria for a case of trauma registry by the national trauma registry of Iran (NTRI).

Methods

The working group consists of sixteen elected expert representatives from seven established countrywide active trauma research centers. Following a structured extensive review of the literature, the working party identified the data variables that included key registry goals for pre-hospital and hospital, outcome and quality assurance information. We used data variables from three trauma registry centers: National trauma data standard questionnaire, European trauma care (UT stein version), and Sina trauma and surgery research center. Then, we performed two email surveys and three focus group discussions and adapted, modified and finally developed the optimized MDS in order to prepare the quality care registry for injured patients.

Background

Burden of injuries is an important public health problem, especially in developing countries. However, a national standard tool for data collection of trauma registry has not been developed in Iran yet.

Conclusions

This study presents how we developed the MDS in order to uniform data reporting in the NTRI and define our inclusion and exclusion criteria for trauma registry. Applying the MDS and the case definition in pilot studies are needed in next steps.

Results

The finalized MDS consisted of 109 data variables including demographic information (n = 24), injury information (n = 19), prehospital information (n = 26), emergency department information (n = 25), hospital procedures (n = 2), diagnosis (n = 2), injury severity (n = 3), outcomes (n = 5), financial (n = 2), and quality assurance (n = 1). For a patient sustained one or more traumatic injury in a defined diagnostic ICD-10 codes, the inclusion criteria considered as one of the followings: If the patient stayed > 24 hours in the hospital, any death after hospital arrival, any transfer from another hospital during the first 24 hours from injury.

Objectives

The present study aimed to describe the steps undertaken in the development of the minimum dataset (MDS) and define the inclusion and exclusion criteria for a case of trauma registry by the national trauma registry of Iran (NTRI).

Methods

The working group consists of sixteen elected expert representatives from seven established countrywide active trauma research centers. Following a structured extensive review of the literature, the working party identified the data variables that included key registry goals for pre-hospital and hospital, outcome and quality assurance information. We used data variables from three trauma registry centers: National trauma data standard questionnaire, European trauma care (UT stein version), and Sina trauma and surgery research center. Then, we performed two email surveys and three focus group discussions and adapted, modified and finally developed the optimized MDS in order to prepare the quality care registry for injured patients.

Background

Burden of injuries is an important public health problem, especially in developing countries. However, a national standard tool for data collection of trauma registry has not been developed in Iran yet.

Focus Group Discussion;Iran;Patient Selection;Registries;System;Wound and Injuries Focus Group Discussion;Iran;Patient Selection;Registries;System;Wound and Injuries http://www.archtrauma.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=39725 Zahra Ghodsi Zahra Ghodsi Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Vafa Rahimi Movaghar Vafa Rahimi Movaghar Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Mohammadreza Zafarghandi Mohammadreza Zafarghandi Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Soheil Saadat Soheil Saadat Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Mahdi Mohammadzadeh Mahdi Mohammadzadeh Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical science, Kashan, IR Iran Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical science, Kashan, IR Iran Mohammadreza Fazel Mohammadreza Fazel Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical science, Kashan, IR Iran Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical science, Kashan, IR Iran Mojtaba Sehat Mojtaba Sehat Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical science, Kashan, IR Iran Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical science, Kashan, IR Iran Mohammad Javad Fatemi Mohammad Javad Fatemi Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Burn Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Hadi Khoshmohabat Hadi Khoshmohabat Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Shahram Paydar Shahram Paydar Shiraz Trauma Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran Shiraz Trauma Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran Hamid Pahlavanhosseini Hamid Pahlavanhosseini Trauma Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, IR Iran Trauma Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, IR Iran Hamid Heydari Hamid Heydari Guilan Road Trauma Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, IR Iran Guilan Road Trauma Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, IR Iran Ahmad Shafaeizadeh Ahmad Shafaeizadeh Electronic Health Institute, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, IR Iran Electronic Health Institute, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, IR Iran Payman Salamati Payman Salamati Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-2166757001-5, Fax: +98-2166757009 Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-2166757001-5, Fax: +98-2166757009