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Collaborating cohort studies

National Study on Costs and Outcomes of Trauma (NSCOT)
A multi-institutional, prospective study which examined the costs and outcomes of care received by over 5000 adult (18-84 years) trauma patients treated at 69 hospitals across 12 states in the United States. Patients were enrolled from July 2001 to November 2002 and follow up occurred at three and twelve months to collect the data.

Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR)
A population-based trauma registry which captures data about all major trauma patients in the state of Victoria (population 5.4 million). The VSTR collects data from 138 health services in the state. Patients are followed-up at 6,12 and 24 months after injury to collect information about function and quality of life. Data for patients enrolled on the registry from January 2007 to March 2011 are included in this project.

Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR)
A sentinel site clinical registry which collects data about all orthopaedic trauma admissions to four hospitals in Victoria. Patients are eligible for inclusion if they are 15 years of age or over, admitted with a new orthopaedic injury, and experience a hospital length of stay greater than 24 hours. Patients are followed up at 6 and 12-months post-injury. Patients enrolled on the registry from March 2007 to March 2011 are included in this project.

Dutch Injury Patient Survey (DIPS)
A patient follow-up study of 10,612 injury patients (all ages) who visited the emergency departments (EDs) of the Dutch Injury Surveillance System (LIS) between October 2001 and December 2002. Patients were followed-up by postal questionnaire at 2.5, 5, 9 and 24-months after the injury.

United Kingdom Burden of Injury (UKBOI)
A prospective study of 1517 participants recruited from Emergency Departments and hospital inpatients in four UK centres. Participants were recruited between September 2005 and April 2007 and were followed up at 1, 4 and 12-months post-injury by postal questionnaire.

Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study (POIS)
A prospective cohort study of injury outcomes in New Zealand (NZ) . This study involved a random sample of 2856 acute injury entitlement claimants from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), the “no-fault” injury insurance scheme in NZ. Participants from five regions of NZ were followed up at 3, 12 and 24-months post-injury by telephone or postal interview. The POIS study is arguably the largest injury outcomes study involving patients not presenting to hospitals for treatment, providing a unique opportunity to quantify the disability outcomes associated with injuries commonly regarded as being less ‘severe’.