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National Trauma Data Bank

The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®)  is the largest aggregation of U.S. trauma registry data ever assembled. Participation is voluntary and is one of the leading performance improvement tools of trauma care. You will find the operational definitions for the NTDB in the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Data Dictionary, which is designed to establish a national standard for the exchange of trauma registry data. Registry data that is collected from the NTDB is compiled annually and disseminated in the forms of hospital benchmark reports, data quality reports, and research data sets.  

NTDB Data Points

Data Points Inhalation Injuries

All smoke, no fire—Inhalation injuries

This month’s column examines the occurrence of smoke inhalation injuries based on information in the 2013 NTDB research dataset.

  Past NTDB Data Points

Participate

NTDB collects trauma registry data from participating trauma centers on an annual basis. Data are aggregated and used to produce annual reports, hospital benchmark reports, and data quality reports.

Trauma Registry Data

NTDB Research Data Set and National Sample Program 

The NTDB is the largest aggregation of U.S. trauma registry data ever assembled. Participation is voluntary and is one of the leading performance improvement tools of trauma care. You will find the operational definitions for the NTDB in the NTDS Data Dictionary. Registry data that is collected from the NTDB is compiled annually and disseminated in the forms of hospital benchmark reports, data quality reports, and research data sets.  

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