The National Trauma Registry (NTR) closed on March 31, 2014.
Injury data from the NTR Minimum Data Set (NTR MDS) continues to be available through the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB). You can access data, including the historical NTR Comprehensive Data Set (NTR CDS), through our data request process.
Decisions to discontinue programs are always difficult and made only after careful consideration. In this case, a number of factors influenced this decision, including
- The changing priorities of our stakeholders
- Limited use of the NTR CDS by jurisdictions
- Lack of data timeliness for the NTR CDS
- The availability of the majority of the data elsewhere within CIHI
This change did not affect the Ontario Trauma Registry (OTR), which is operated by CIHI and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OTR will continue to collect and report on injuries in Ontario.
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Information on trauma and injuries
- Ontario Trauma Registry 2012 Report: Hospitalizations for Major Injury in Ontario, 2010–2011 Data (Sept. 2012)
- Cycling Injury Hospitalizations in Canada, 2009–2010 (July 2011) (information sheet) (PDF, 135 KB)
- Trauma Registries Update Spring/Summer 2011 (PDF, 695 KB)
- Seniors and Falls information sheet (Dec. 2010) (PDF, 280 KB)
- Trauma Registries Update Fall 2010 (PDF, 280 KB)
- Ontario Trauma Registry Report: Major Injury in Ontario, 2008–2009 (Aug. 2010)
- National Trauma Registry Report: Major Injury in Canada (Jan. 2013)
- Ontario Trauma Registry Report: Major Injury in Ontario (Sept. 2012)
- National Trauma Registry Analysis in Brief Reports
- Contribute to the reduction of injuries and related deaths
- Facilitate national and international comparisons of injuries
- Increase awareness of injury as a public health challenge in Canada
- Support injury-related research
The National Trauma Registry consisted of 2 data sets:
- The NTR Minimum Data Set (NTR MDS) included demographic, diagnostic and procedural information on all admissions to acute care hospitals in Canada because of injury. This data set will continue to be available through the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) following the NTR closure on March 31, 2014.
- The NTR Comprehensive Data Set (NTR CDS) included demographic, administrative and clinical data on all admissions to specialized trauma centres in participating provinces. As of March 31, 2014, the NTR CDS is no longer collected by CIHI. Historical NTR CDS data continues to be available through the data request process.
The OTR provides statistics on injuries in Ontario. The OTR has three data sets:
- The OTR Minimum Data Set (OTR MDS) includes demographic, diagnostic and procedural information on all admissions to acute care hospitals in Ontario because of injury.
- The OTR Comprehensive Data Set (CDS) includes demographic, administrative and clinical data on admissions to specialized trauma centres in Ontario.
- The OTR Death Data Set (DDS) contains data on all deaths due to injury. Data includes demographic information, cause of death, injury details, motor vehicle crash information and other factors contributing to death.
The OTR will not be affected by the closure of the NTR.
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