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Trauma Registry

Oklahoma Statute requires the State Health Department to develop and monitor a data collection system for trauma (Section 1-2511 of Title 63). The Trauma Registry was developed pursuant to that requirement. It is a database that contains detailed information about injuries that meet a specified level of severity. This information is submitted by hospitals.

Trauma Case Criteria and Submission Guidelines

  • Submission Guidelines
  • Case Inclusion Criteria
  • Case Exclusion Criteria
  • Major, Minor and Reportable Criteria

Trauma Registry Training

  • Quarterly Virtual Training
  • Basic Trauma Registry Training
  • Advanced Trauma Registry Training

Data Requests

Reports can be run on the data contained in the trauma registry. These reports may be designed to answer specific questions such as:

  • Trends in type of injury;
  • Demographic profile of injured individuals;
  • Geographic distribution of traumatic injuries;
  • Economic impact of traumatic injury;
  • Outcome of traumatic injuries.

The ability to gather, analyze and utilize this type of data is vitally important to successful implementation and improvement of a trauma system. This data can be utilized to develop injury prevention strategies, treatment protocols and perform quality improvement activities. Information may be requested from the Trauma Registry, as described below. The data in Trauma Registry is protected health information and all data requests must adhere to the appropriate guidelines.

  • Open Records Request
    • Aggregated, de-identified data may be requested through Open Records. If the requested data included small sample sizes, below 10 cases, the numbers are suppressed. Charges apply to Open Records requests. 
  • Data Use Application
    • Research is an important part of the OSDH Emergency Systems’ mission. Researchers interested in working with our data team should contact our office before applying for data. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Emergency Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8480
Fax: (405) 900-7560 or (using email)

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