Inclusion criteria

Patients will be eligible for Trauma PRM surveys at 1, 6 and 12 months post discharge from hospital if:

  • They meet the NSW Trauma Registry minimum data set criteria
  • Their contact details are available and documented in the NSW Trauma Registry

Exclusion criteria

  • Opted out of registry for any reason
  • Discharged from ED or within 24 hours of arrival to hospital
  • Pre-existing cognitive impairment (such as dementia based on ICD codes)
  • Significant pre-existing mental health diagnoses (based on ICD codes)
  • Death in-hospital
  • Severe brain injury resulting in persistent vegetative state
  • Discharged to a nursing home or other long-term care facility
  • Residing overseas
  • Age < 16 and no parent available to provide follow up outcomes
  • Incarcerated

Exclusion criteria during pilot only

  • Age < 16 (no proxy capability during early phases or pilot)
  • Non-English speaking background (surveys only in English during pilot)


  • All patients are included in Trauma PRMs unless meeting the exclusion criteria. This is an opt -out approach.
  • All patients and/or their relative(s) should be made aware that they have the right to opt-out of participating in the Trauma PRMs surveys at any time.


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