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Trauma Data Registry

Iowa's Trauma Registry

The Iowa Department of Public Health hosts a statewide trauma patient registry. The registry is a web-based system used to collect specific information about patients that have experienced significant traumatic events. All hospitals in Iowa are required to report these data elements. In order to ensure information is collected consistently, the Iowa Department of Public Health provides a Trauma Registry Data Dictionary. This document outlines the requirements for submission and defines each data element within the registry. Click the following link to access the Trauma Registry Data Dictionary 2017PDF The data collect through the registry is used for hospital, service area, and statewide performance improvement. The confidentiality of patients is maintained throughout these processes. 

The trauma registry is a secure system to ensure submitted data remains confidential. Only authorized personnel have access to submit data to the registry. The following is a link to the Trauma Registry sign-in page: Iowa State Patient Registry-ImageTrend.

In 2015, the United States converted from using ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes for reporting injury and procedure data. There is significantly more detail provided in the ICD-10 system. Two resources have been provided as a reference to support ICD-10 reporting. Click on the link to access the ICD 10 Code Reference website. This website can be used to search for ICD-10 codes. The second is a document of commonly used procedural codes that may be used as a quick reference guide. ICD 10 Procedural Code Reference PDF

National Trauma Data Bank

The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®)  is the largest aggregation of U.S. trauma registry data ever assembled. Participation is voluntary and is one of the leading performance improvement tools of trauma care. You will find the operational definitions for the NTDB in the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Data Dictionary, which is designed to establish a national standard for the exchange of trauma registry data. Registry data that is collected from the NTDB is compiled annually and disseminated in the forms of hospital benchmark reports, data quality reports, and research data sets.  

National Trauma Data Standard Data Dictionary - 2017 Admissions PDF