Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry Monitoring Group (VSTORM)

  

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Background

  • The 1999 Review of Trauma and Emergency Services (ROTES) report recognised that an effective trauma system requires formal monitoring and feedback processes. It recommended a state trauma registry be established to ascertain the effectiveness of the system and to provide ongoing monitoring of major trauma patients.
     
  • The Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS) was introduced to improve the delivery of trauma care in this state. The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) has enabled monitoring and analysis of the VSTS to critically review trauma care across the state with the aim of reducing preventable deaths and permanent disability from major trauma. 

 

 

 

 

What is VSTORM?

  • The Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry Monitoring Group (VSTORM) was established in 2001 to oversee the operation of the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR).  The VSTR is one of the key factors underpinning the success of the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS).  The VSTORM group is based in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

Chief Investigators

The VSTORM group based at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University coordinates the registry.

The VSTORM chief investigators are:

  • Prof. Belinda Gabbe Head and Chief Investigator, VSTORM (National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University)
     
  • Prof. Peter Cameron (Head, Victorian State Trauma Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University)
     
  • Prof. John McNeil (Head, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University)