Clinical quality registries systematically monitor the quality (appropriateness and effectiveness) of health care within specific clinical domains, by routinely collecting, analysing and reporting health-related information. The information is used to identify benchmarks and significant variance in outcomes, and inform improvements in healthcare quality. This feedback loop is important to drive improvements in healthcare quality safety and appropriateness of care.
The Victorian Government provides direct or indirect funding to 20 clinical registries. Funding arrangements are currently being reviewed following recommendations in Targeting zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care.
VAHI currently supports the following clinical quality registries:
Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR)
The Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) is a collaborative national effort to monitor, promote and improve the quality of acute stroke care.
Australian New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry
The Australian New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry aims to collect and analyse data on transfusion practice and patient outcomes for critical bleeding and massive transfusion.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) Database Program
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) collects data related to surgical procedures in public and private hospital cardiac surgical units. Surgical performance data is communicated to the Australian Cardiac Surgery Community in the hope that knowledge of performance will lead to improved outcomes.
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) – Adult Patient Database (APD)
The Adult Patient Database (APD) contains data from over 1,300,000 patient episodes and is one of the largest single datasets on intensive care in the world. This data is used to benchmark the performance of individual contributing units. Analysis of data is reported back to contributing ICUs via an online reporting tool, the CORE Portal.
Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR)
The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS), collecting information about all major trauma patients from every hospital and healthcare facility in Victoria.
Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR)
The Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) is a statewide, population-based clinical quality registry. It is a centralised quality assurance project aiming to improve the quality of care provided to patients with cardiovascular disease.
Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)
The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) is the national rehabilitation medicine clinical registry of Australia and New Zealand.
Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC)
ePPOC involves the collection of a standard set of data items and assessment tools by specialist pain services throughout Australia and New Zealand to measure outcomes for their patients as a result of treatment.