This program relies on collaboration between the 26 designated major trauma centres and 2 state trauma registries in Australia and is aimed at improving the quality of care provided to severely injured patients by sharing quality improvement activities and enabling evidence based research through the use of trauma registry data.
The Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) brings all of the designated major trauma centres together to share knowledge and experience from quality improvement programs under a governance structure representative of all states and territories. A key achievement was the agreement to collect data based on a standard Bi-National Trauma Minimum Dataset. AusTQIP collaborators have contributed data to the Australian Trauma Registry where aggregated information was used to publish a national report on presentations, processes of care and outcomes of trauma patients. With increasing collection of high quality registry data, further work will be undertaken to enhance the development of risk-adjusted models for benchmarking trauma centres, quality indicators and calculating the true costs of trauma care.Visit Link
The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) provides economic analysis, research and statistics on infrastructure, transport and regional development issues to inform Australian Government policy development and wider community understanding.
BITRE is part of the Policy and Research Division of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Developement.
National statistics on fatal road crashes are published each month in the Road Deaths Australia bulletin and quarterly in the Fatal heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia bulletin. The data underlying these and other fatal road crash publications is available in the Australian Road Deaths Database.Visit Link
Partnership with councils
The Local Government Road Safety Program is our partnership with Roads and Maritime Services and participating local councils. The program has been revised to include more councils and raise the profile of road safety in NSW.
The program started in 1992 and has grown to include more than 80 councils. Most of these receive 50-50 funding for a Road Safety Officer, as well as funding for local road safety projects. Under the revised program (2014-2017), several councils have chosen to receive funding for projects only.
Councils in the program support state-wide road safety initiatives and deliver projects to improve road safety for their local residents. They each develop a three-year action plan outlining all the programs, projects and activities they will deliver to address local road safety issues. Local projects are developed to target problems identified by councils through crash data, police information, council staff, community groups, businesses, schools and target groups.
Local government area road crash data includes the locations, characteristics and contributing factors in crashes across NSW in more than 150 LGAs.
Our Local Government Road Safety Program Guidelines (PDF, 107Kb) has details of how the partnership operates.
The Roads and Maritime Services website has more details on local government relations.Visit Link
Roads and Maritime Services maintains statistical reports about traffic crashes in NSW. These documents are prepared for information purposes, including research by road safety practitioners, and can be downloaded here.
For a crash to be included in these statistics the crash must have resulted in either:
- death or injury; or,
- at least one vehicle being towed away.
A report can be either preliminary or final:
- Preliminary means that the report is based on data which has not been processed to completion at the time of publication. These reports are subject to change and are routinely replaced.
- Final means that the report is based on data which has been processed to completion. These reports are not subject to change.