Current Research Projects

Evaluation of the Paediatric Trauma System in NSW

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Website: http://www.paediatricinjuryoutcomes.org.au

Aim: This study will determine the best processes of care for the severely injured child in NSW. The development of a Paediatric Quality Audit Tool will soon be published.

Support sources: Funded by the Day of Difference Foundation, ACI, NHMRC, also supported by ITIM (in-kind research support).

Current status: Data collection.

The Epidemiology of Post-injury Multiple Organ Failure in NSW

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Aim: This epidemiological study will prospectively collect data on multi-organ failure, a major cause of mortality, across the state.

Support sources: Supported by ITIM (in-kind research support).

Current status: Data collection.

The Multidisciplinary Shock Management and Advanced Radiology Trauma Team. Translating Emerging Evidence for severely injured road trauma patients

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Aim: This study will examine pre-hospital code crimson, early notification and management of the Massive Transfusion Protocol.

Support sources: Funded by the Motor Accidents Authority and led by and supported by ITIM (in-kind support).

Current status: Data collection.

Enhanced trauma triage: Derivation and validation of the Sydney Major Trauma Risk Score

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Aim: This study will evaluate patient severity from pre-hospital data to optimise the readiness of a clinical response.

Support sources: Funded by the Motor Accidents Authority and supported by ITIM (in-kind support and data provision).

Current status: Obtaining ethics approval.

NSW Trauma Outcomes Registry and Quality Evaluation (TORQUE) - A state-wide clinical quality outcomes registry for trauma patients in New South Wales.

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Aim: This is a continuing program. For further information, please see here.

Understanding trauma and burn patient transfer processes, patient experiences and models of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Emergency Departments in New South Wales.

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Aim: This study aims to understand serious injury and burn patient transfer processes, patient experiences and models of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Emergency Departments in New South Wales.

Support sources: NSW ITIM provided financial support.

Current status: Obtaining ethics approval.

Impact of medical and mental health comorbidities on hospital outcomes and trends in major trauma patients: a state-wide data-linkage study from New South Wales, Australia

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Aim: This study aims to better understand the patterns and trends in these comorbidities and their association with length of stay, re-admission rates, hospital costs and mortality in a group of patients admitted after severe injury in New South Wales (NSW) Australia.

Support sources: The study is lead by NSW ITIM.

Current status: Data analysis.

Are highway constructions associated with increased transport incidents? A case study of NSW Pacific Highway construction zones 2011-16

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Aim: This study will shed light on the potential risk that highway construction might have for road traffic safety.

Support sources: NSW ITIM provided financial and in-kind support.

Current status: Data collection.

Using linked data to evaluate and improve hip fracture care

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Aim: To measure longer-term outcomes for hip fracture (HF) patients at the state, hospital peer group, local health district and hospital level (de-identified).

Support sources: NSW ACI provided financial support. NSW ITIM provided in-kind support.

Current status: Obtaining ethics approval.

Description and prediction of outcome of drowning patients in New South Wales (NSW)

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Aim: This study aims to explore the outcome of patients who are admitted to hospitals for drowning in the NSW and also investigate prediction of patients’ outcome based on accessible data such as demographic information, vital signs on arrival to hospital and length of transfer.

Support sources: NSW ITIM  is leading the project and providing financial and in-kind support.

Current status: Obtaining ethics approval.

A survey of surgeons and trauma nurses in NSW regarding the management of blunt splenic injury in children and young people aged 0-25

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Aim: To determine the current practice patterns and attitudes of adult and paediatric surgeons to management of blunt splenic injury in children and young adults age 0-25 across NSW.

Support sources: NSW ITIM  is providing in-kind support.

Current status: Obtaining ethics approval.

Is the choice of treatment for blunt splenic injury is associated with patients’ age? A retrospective data analysis of trauma patients in New South Wales

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Aim: to examine the management of blunt splenic injury in NSW.

Support sources: NSW ITIM  is providing data and in-kind support.

Current status: Obtaining ethics approval.

Exploration of transfer practices of paediatric trauma patients 2010-2015

Contacts:

Aim: Data from the NSW Trauma Registry will be used to examine the transfer of paediatric trauma patients across the NSW trauma system to determine the variation in rates of bypass between Major Trauma Services catchments in NSW.

Support sources: NSW ITIM  is providing data and in-kind support.

Current status: Data analysis.

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