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The trauma domain of the Atlas of Healthcare Variation shows variation in the provision and use of trauma services by district health board (DHB) area.

Injury is the third leading cause of health loss in children and young people, and the fifth leading cause of health loss for all age groups in New Zealand[1].

Injured patients stand the best chance of making a good recovery if the trauma care system performs well.

In June 2012 the Ministry of Health and the Accident Compensation Corporation established and jointly funded the Major Trauma National Clinical Network. This Network oversees and gives clinical leadership to major trauma services in New Zealand to help them deliver services in a planned and consistent way. The Network has developed and implemented the New Zealand Major Trauma Registry (NZMTR), a national major trauma database. 

The trauma Atlas domain presents injury indicators using data from hospital based trauma registries where they exist and the Ministry of Health’s National Collections database.


Last updated: 21st January, 2022