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Table 1 Data contribution to the intersection set of the German Pelvic Injury Register and the TraumaRegister DGU ®

From: Trauma registry record linkage: methodological approach to benefit from complementary data using the example of the German Pelvic Injury Register and the TraumaRegister DGU®

  German Pelvic Injury Register (PIR) Intersection set of the PIR and TR TraumaRegister DGU® (TR)
Master data code of the trauma department, date of the accident, date of admission, date of discharge, birthdate or age, gender, type of pelvic fracture according Tile/OTA classification, complex pelvic trauma (yes/no) etc. code of the trauma department, date of the accident, date of admission, date of discharge, birthdate or age, gender etc.
Pre-clinic none BP, HR, SaO2, GCS, intravenous infusions, rescue times etc.
Trauma room/Emergency department initial hemoglobin, intial BP, PRBC, AIS, ISS, PTS, emergency procedures (i.e. pelvic sling, external fixator, pelvic C-clamp, ORIF etc.) etc. BP, HR, SaO2, GCS, intravenous infusions, diagnostics (x-ray, CT etc.), blood tests, treatment, hemostasis, blood products etc.
Operation room emergency procedures (i.e. pelvic sling, external fixator, pelvic C-clamp, ORIF etc.), in detail definitive ORIF (pelvic ring or acetabular module, children module) etc. emergency procedures (e.g. laparotomy, craniotomy, external fixator etc.), time management etc.
ICU none SAPS II Score, blood tests, blood products, ventilation days, complications (sepsis, MOF etc.) etc.
Outcome date of discharge, complications (e.g. neurological deficits, wound infections, implant failure etc.) etc. date of discharge, AIS, ISS, OPS-codes for treatment, RISC, TRISS etc.
  1. OTA, Orthopaedic Trauma Association; BP, blood pressure; PRBC, packed red blood cells; AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale; ISS, Injury Severity Score; PTS, Hannover Polytrauma Score; ORIF, open reduction and internal fixation; HR, heart rate; SaO2, arterial oxygen saturation; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; CT, computed tomography; MOF, multiple organ failure; OPS, Operation and Procedure Code; RISC, Revised Injury Severity Classification; TRISS, Trauma Injury Severity Score.
  2. Because of diverging emphases, the registries differ in composition and content. Matching the registries offers the benefit of having complementary data in one database.