Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand

findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand’s first national trauma registry

Karol J. Czuba, Paula Kersten, David Anstiss , Nicola Kayes, Belinda Gabbe, Ian Civil, Bridget Kool, Gareth Terry, Greta Smith, Mahesweran Rohan, Richard Siegert

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AIMS: The aim of the study was to pilot the feasibility of long-term outcomes data collection from adult major trauma survivors in New Zealand. This initial paper aims to characterise the New Zealand major trauma population in terms of long-term disability and functional outcomes after major trauma. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of adults who had survived major trauma was conducted between June 2015 and December 2016 at two major trauma centres in Auckland. RESULTS: Of 256 trauma referrals, 112 (44%) were confirmed eligible and consented. One hundred completed the survey at six months and 83 at 12 months. A majority of the study sample were male (72%), under 65 years (84%), with a disproportionally higher number of Māori in the sample (23%). At six months post-injury, the majority of participants were categorised as experiencing either moderate disability (37%) or good recovery (42%). Half of the participants experienced moderate pain at both 6 and 12 months post-injury (50% and 52% respectively), and problems with their usual activities at six months post-injury (51%). CONCLUSIONS: Most study participants made a good recovery, but there was still a large group of people experiencing disability, pain and not in paid employment at 12 months post-injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-40
Number of pages15
JournalNew Zealand Medical Journal
Volume132
Issue number1494
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2019

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Czuba, Karol J. ; Kersten, Paula ; Anstiss , David ; Kayes, Nicola ; Gabbe, Belinda ; Civil, Ian ; Kool, Bridget ; Terry, Gareth ; Smith, Greta ; Rohan, Mahesweran ; Siegert, Richard. / Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand : findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand’s first national trauma registry. In: New Zealand Medical Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 132, No. 1494. pp. 26-40.
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Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand : findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand’s first national trauma registry. / Czuba, Karol J.; Kersten, Paula; Anstiss , David; Kayes, Nicola; Gabbe, Belinda; Civil, Ian; Kool, Bridget; Terry, Gareth; Smith, Greta; Rohan, Mahesweran ; Siegert, Richard.

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