A statewide trauma system makes the delivery of trauma care cost effective, reduces the incidence of inappropriate or inadequate trauma care, prevents unnecessary suffering and reduces the personal and societal burden resulting from trauma.
Type of Data
The data are for ongoing surveillance.
Data Collection Method and Availability
This data are collected from state designated trauma centers (hospitals) and from hospitals that voluntarily submit information. Data are submitted on a monthly basis by those designated hospitals. Data collected by the Trauma Registry include patient demographics, pre-hospital information, injury information, ED/Acute Care information, hospital procedures and diagnosis, and patient outcome information. The data have been collected monthly since 2005.
Related Links and Reports
Statewide Trauma System Advisory Board
Trauma Program Home Page
Trauma Registry Fact Sheet
Statewide Trauma System 1996 Report
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-1370