Aim-Background: Greece currently has no national trauma registry. The primary aim of this study was to identify all the trauma registries that have been established in Greece and assess the methodology used in these registries. The secondary aim was investigation, through review of the registries, of the demographics, mechanisms of injury, severity of injuries, and mortality of Greek trauma patients. Methods: We performed a systematic review of published trauma registry literature from Greece, according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. We assessed the method- ology of the registries, based on the reported physical and human resources, administration strategies, processes of data collection, and analysis. SPSS was used for the synthesis of the quantitative data extracted from the registries (demographics, mechanisms of injury, injury severity score [ISS], mortality). Results: The initial search retrieved 1,732 abstracts, after screening of which, 81 full-text articles were scrutinized for their suitability for inclusion. Finally, 14 papers from 6 registries, including a total 159,763 patients, were deemed eligible. Each registry used different inclusion criteria. Half of the publications (7/14) were derived from registries that received funding. Regarding the analysis included in the studies, epidemiological analysis was the most common
Hellenic Journal of Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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