Bi-annual road trauma data tables for the Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry

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This report provides national summary tables of severe injury cases (admitted patients with an Injury Severity Score > 12) added to the Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry. The report has separate tables for on-road transport, off-road transport, unknown transport and non-transport cases. Data are preliminary.

bi-annual road trauma data - type of severe injury cases

In the first six months of 2020 (1 January to 30 June 2020), of 3,645 new cases were added to the Registry. Data for two new sites were included but data for the other two sites that did not report are excluded from the report which resulted in a net reduction of approximately 150 cases.

  • The overall numbers were down for this period (3,645 compared to 4,421 in previous report).
  • Changes in site reporting account for some of the decrease but some was likely due to the Covid lock-down period.
  • There were 1,361 on-road severe injuries (excludes 103 deaths that occurred within 30 days of admission), more than two cases for every road death in this six-month period.

The spreadsheet version of this report is available for download.

These tables are produced under the joint Australian Trauma Registry funding agreement between the Department of Health and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.