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Trauma Registry

Oklahoma Statute requires the State Health Department to develop and monitor a data collection system for trauma (Section 1-2511 of Title 63). The Trauma Registry was developed pursuant to that requirement. It is a database that contains detailed information about injuries that meet a specified level of severity. This information is submitted by hospitals.

Trauma Registry Training Dates 2020
Date Time Location Comments
3/4/2020  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Moore Norman Technology Center
13301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
6/17/2020  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Technology Center
1720 S. Main Street
Sapulpa, OK 74066


9/16/2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Great Plains Technology Center
4500 S.W. Lee Boulevard
Lawton, OK 73505

11/18/2020  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th Street
Woodward, OK 73801

Reports can be run on the data contained in the trauma registry. These reports may be designed to answer specific questions such as:

  • Trends in type of injury;
  • Demographic profile of injured individuals;
  • Geographic distribution of traumatic injuries;
  • Economic impact of traumatic injury;
  • Outcome of traumatic injuries.

The ability to gather, analyze and utilize this type of data is vitally important to successful implementation and improvement of a trauma system. This data can be utilized to develop injury prevention strategies, treatment protocols and perform quality improvement activities. 

Recent Publications

Authors Date Article Title Journal Title Volume (issue): location
Tabitha Garwe, Kenneth E. Stewart, Craig D. Newgard, Julie A. Stoner, John C. Sacra, et al 2019 Survival Benefit of Treatment at or Transfer to a Tertiary Trauma Center among Injured Older Adults Prehospital Emergency Care DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1632997

Wan Y,

Stewart K, 

Lansdale M.

2018 Repeat Computed Tomography Scans among Inter-Facility Transferred Major Trauma Patients in Oklahoma, 2009-2015. Emergency Radiology 25(4):349-356

Starnes A,

Burns B,

Knoles C,

Stewart K, Oluborode B, McGinnis H.

2018 Direct Air versus Ground Transport Predictors for Rural Pediatric Trauma. Air Medical Journal 37(3):165-169

Garwe T, Stewart K, Stoner J, Newgard CD, Scott M,

Zhang Y,
Cathey T,

Sacra J, Albrecht RM.

2017 Out-of-hospital and Inter-hospital Under-triage to Designated Tertiary Trauma Centers among Injured Older Adults: A 10-year Statewide Geospatial-Adjusted Analysis. Prehospital Emergency Care 21(6): 734-743
Stewart K, Garwe T, Bhandari N, Danford B, Albrecht R. 2016 Factors Associated with the Use of Helicopter Inter-Facility Transport of Trauma Patients to Tertiary Trauma Centers within an Organized Rural Trauma System. Prehospital Emergency Care 20(5): 601-608
Couch JR, Stewart KE. 2016 The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury on Headache Prevalence and the Impact in Male Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at 4-11 years after Deployment: A Comparison of Subjects Who Did and Did Not Suffer a Deployment-Related TBI. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 56(6): 1004-1021
Stewart KE, Cowan LD, Thompson DM, Sacra JC, Albrecht R. 2011 Association of Direct Helicopter versus Ground Transport and In-Hospital Mortality in Trauma Patients: A Propensity Score Analysis. Academic Emergency Medicine (18): 1208-1216
Stewart KE, Cowan LD, Thompson DM, Sacra JC, Albrecht R. 2011 Factors at the Scene of Injury Associated with Air Versus Ground Transport to Definitive Care in a State with a Large Rural Population. Prehospital Emergency Care 15(2): 193-202
Stewart KE, Cowan LD, Thompson DM. 2011 Changing to AIS 2005 and Agreement of Injury Severity Scores in a Trauma Registry with Scores Based on Manual Chart Review. Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 42(9): 934-939

Garwe T, Cowan LD, Neas BR,

Sacra JC, Albrecht RM, Rich KM.

2011 A Propensity Score Analysis of Pre-Hospital Factors and Directness of Transport of Major Trauma Patients to a Level I Trauma Center. Journal of Trauma 70(1): 120-129

Garwe T, Cowan LD, Neas BR,

Sacra JC, Albrecht RM.

2011 Directness of Transport of Major Trauma Patients to a Level I Trauma Center: A Propensity-Adjusted Survival Analysis of the Impact on Short-Term Mortality. Journal of Trauma 70(5): 1118-1127
Garwe T, Cowan LD, Neas BR, Cathey T, Danford BC, Greenawalt P. 2010 Survival Benefit of Transfer to Tertiary Trauma Centers for Major Trauma Patients Initially Presenting to Non-tertiary Trauma Centers. Academic Emergency Medicine 17(11): 1223-1232

2009 - 2015 
Oklahoma Major Trauma Report

2004 - 2005 
Oklahoma Major Trauma Report

   Yang Wan, PhD,


Emergency Systems
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S Kerr Ave, Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Office: (405) 426-8480
Fax: (405) 900-7560 or (using email)

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