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Major Trauma Audit (MTA)


National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)

Subject Keywords: Trauma, Injury severity
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Major Trauma Audit (MTA) will provide a framework for hospitals to collect standardised data on patient injury, care processes and patient outcomes. The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) will provide the frameworks and operational support for the introduction of MTA in Ireland, through participation in the UK Trauma Audit and Research
Network (TARN). TARN is based on web-enabled collection of a standardised dataset for patients who are admitted to hospital or die in the Emergency Department (ED) with centralised analysis and benchmarking of data undertaken at its base in Manchester, UK.

Objectives of Major Trauma Audit:
- To provide a national baseline of current patient demands in trauma care, clinical practice and performance.

- To identify current practice in the process of care of trauma patients, to map trends in this process of care and to develop improved care pathways for the seriously injured population.

- To identify variance in patient process and the impact of such variance on patient care.

- To promote reflective clinical practice and to encourage peer performance review at local and national level.

- To capture the impact of complex patients on hospital length of stay and predict local and national resource implications.

- To provide high quality data to enable peer reviewed research and to drive clinical change.



Rights: © MTA
Suggested citation:

National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA). (2013) Major Trauma Audit (MTA) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st August 2019].


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