Why Registries ?

"Maintenance of an active registry must be viewed as important as the medical care rendered, if the right person is going to receive the right treatment in a timely fashion without undue cost to society."

Gillot et al, Development of a Statewide Trauma Registry, J Trauma 29:1667, 1989

"It is our professional responsibility to try to continuously improve our performance, which cannot be done without the collection of end result information."

Swiontkowski M, Why we should collect outcomes data, JBJS 35A Supplement 1:14 2003