American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Getting Started

The best place to start your transition to the new data dictionary is right here on this website. Please review all pertinent information about the background of the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) and the data dictionary.

When you’re ready to begin implementing the new data dictionary in your own registry, please contact your trauma registry software vendor. Most software vendors have been working with National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)/Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) and can offer you a solution that will allow you to provide data to NTDB and TQIP, as well as to maintain the information you need for your hospital and state.

For any questions, please take a look at our FAQ.