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Clinical quality registries systematically monitor the quality (appropriateness and effectiveness) of health care within specific clinical domains, by routinely collecting, analysing and reporting health-related information. The information is used to identify benchmarks and significant variance in outcomes, and inform improvements in healthcare quality. This feedback loop is important to drive improvements in healthcare quality safety and appropriateness of care.

The Victorian Government provides direct or indirect funding to 20 clinical registries. Funding arrangements are currently being reviewed following recommendations in Targeting zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care.

Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR)

The Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR) is a clinical quality registry that monitors the quality of care provided to Victorians diagnosed with selected cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, bile ducts and pancreas.

Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR)

The Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) is a collaborative national effort to monitor, promote and improve the quality of acute stroke care.

Australian New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry

The Australian New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry aims to collect and analyse data on transfusion practice and patient outcomes for critical bleeding and massive transfusion.

Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) Database Program

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) collects data related to surgical procedures in public and private hospital cardiac surgical units. Surgical performance data is communicated to the Australian Cardiac Surgery Community in the hope that knowledge of performance will lead to improved outcomes. 

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) – Adult Patient Database (APD)

The Adult Patient Database (APD) contains data from over 1,300,000 patient episodes and is one of the largest single datasets on intensive care in the world. This data is used to benchmark the performance of individual contributing units. Analysis of data is reported back to contributing ICUs via an online reporting tool, the CORE Portal.

Victorian Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR)

The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) captures data on all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests attended by emergency medical services in Victoria.

Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR)

The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS), collecting information about all major trauma patients from every hospital and healthcare facility in Victoria.

Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR)

The Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) is a statewide, population-based clinical quality registry. It is a centralised quality assurance project aiming to improve the quality of care provided to patients with cardiovascular disease.

Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR)

The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) monitors the patterns of care and outcomes of individuals diagnosed with lung cancer in contributing Victorian public and private hospitals.

Victorian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS)

The primary aim of VICNISS is to minimise the number of infections that are associated with healthcare in Victoria.

Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)

The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) is the national rehabilitation medicine clinical registry of Australia and New Zealand. 

Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC)

ePPOC involves the collection of a standard set of data items and assessment tools by specialist pain services throughout Australia and New Zealand to measure outcomes for their patients as a result of treatment. 

Spleen Australia

Spleen Australia aims to prevent serious infections in people without a functioning spleen by informing people of the many strategies to reduce these infections. 

Victorian Cancer Registry

The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) is a population-based cancer registry aiming to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information for cancer control and prevention. 

CCOPMM Mortality Databases

The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) reviews all cases of maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity to develop strategies to improve clinical performance and avoid preventable deaths.

Victorian Congenital Abnormalities database

The Victorian Congenital Anomalies Register (VCAR) collects information on all congenital anomalies for live births, stillbirths and terminations of pregnancy, as part of the reporting requirements of the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC).

Clinical Mental Health Data Collection (CMI ODS) plus psychiatric case registry

Collecting records of mental health service contacts on the Client Management Interface/Operational Data Store (CMI/ODS) measures services received from the consumer’s perspective.

Victorian Perinatal Data Collection

The Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC) is a population-based surveillance system that collects and analyses comprehensive information on the health of mothers and babies, in order to contribute to improvements in their health.

Anaesthetic Mortality Database

The Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity (VCCAMM) monitors and analyses avoidable causes of morbidity and mortality related to anaesthesia.

Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM)

The Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM) seeks to review all deaths associated with surgical care.

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Page last updated: 20 Nov 2019

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