The trauma registry of the DGU was founded in 1992 with the objective of collecting data on severely injured patients. The purpose of this registry, in which Austrian trauma units have taken part since 1998, is to answer questions related to the field of trauma management. Using the example of the Linz Trauma Center (UKH Linz), which has actively participated since 2012, the authors would like to share their experiences of collecting data in order to motivate other departments to participate in the trauma registry. We would like to make suggestions regarding implementation methods for high-quality data acquisition.However, the availability of essential human resources must be guaranteed, since the recording of data from severely injured patients sometimes takes 60-90 min. Additionally, an automatic data acquisition method is currently unavailable for technical reasons.
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