- •Trauma registries are known to drive improvements and optimise trauma systems worldwide.
- •This is the first reported comparison of the epidemiology and outcomes at major centres across Australia.
- •The Australian Trauma Registry collected data on 8423 patients with a major injury (ISS > 12 or death after injury) from collaborating major trauma centres across Australia at the time of this study.
- •The median (IQR) ISS was 17 (14–25) with a predominance of males (72%) apart from the extremes of age.
- •Transport-related cases accounted for 45% of major trauma, followed by falls (35.1%).
- •Patients took 1.42 (1.03–2.12) h to reach hospital and spent 7.10 (3.64–15.00) days in hospital.
- •Risk adjusted length of stay and mortality did not differ significantly across sites.
- •Australia has the capability to identify national injury trends to target prevention and reduce the burden of injury.
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