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Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM)

27 Apr 2021 Reading time approximately

Trauma verification program

A landmark agreement between the ACI’s ITIM, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority will provide an opportunity for NSW to become a national leader in the management of trauma care.

The agreement positions NSW as the first Australian jurisdiction to have all its trauma centres (including all regional services) undergo an extensive trauma verification process over the next three years.

The benchmarking process is the gold standard in trauma care and assists hospitals to analyse their systems of care for the patient experiencing trauma. It is based on the principle that all injured patients achieve the best outcome when seen by the trauma team.

Trauma patient-report measures pilot

In collaboration with NSW trauma services, ITIM has commenced the first phase of the Trauma Patient-Reported Measures program at three sites. It involves collecting patient-reported outcome and experience measures using surveys via email and phone, at one, six and 12 months, post discharge. Our next step is to broaden the pilot cohort to an additional three sites.

The pilot program is being used to prepare ITIM and the trauma services for the transition to the standardised HOPE platform in the next 12 to 18 months.

Find out more and contact ITIM.

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