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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Trauma Programs

Trauma Quality Programs Participant Use File

Trauma Quality Programs research data may be used for informational and research purposes with approval from the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT). If you would like to use the TQP PUF for your analysis, you must complete our online data application below and agree to our Terms and Conditions. TQP PUF data are to be used exclusively for the project described in your request and are not to be linked to other datasets.

The TQP PUF is now the representative dataset for trauma research at the ACS. This PUF replaces the trauma datasets previously offered to researchers including the NTDB Research Dataset, the NTDB National Sample Program, and the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Participant Use File (PUF).

Description

  • The TQP PUF contains all records sent to NTDB for specified admission years
  • Includes data submitted on pediatric and adult patients from Level I, II, III, IV, V or undesignated trauma centers
    • Please note that the standard TQP PUF does not contain facility aggregators (a facility-level indicator allowing for the grouping of patients by facility). If you require this data for your project, please complete the TQP PUF Facility Key Request Form in conjunction with your TQP PUF application:
  • The TQP PUF costs $500 per admission year of data requested
  • Admission Years 2007 through 2020 are currently available
  • Not all data elements collected in the NTDS Data Dictionary are available in the TQP PUF. For a complete list of TQP data elements available in each year of the dataset, please review the User Manual.
  • All potential recipients of the dataset must complete an application. You can expect to hear a response on your application within 15 business days of a completed application.

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