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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.

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



Article Title

Journal Title

Volume (issue): location

Wan Y,

Stewart K, 

Lansdale M.


Repeat Computed Tomography Scans among Inter-Facility Transferred Major Trauma Patients in Oklahoma, 2009-2015.

Emergency Radiology


Starnes A,

Burns B,

Knoles C,

Stewart K, Oluborode B, McGinnis H.


Direct Air versus Ground Transport Predictors for Rural Pediatric Trauma.

Air Medical Journal


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

Zhang Y,
Cathey T,

Sacra J, Albrecht RM.


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.







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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


   Yang Wan, PhD, yangw@health.ok.gov

2009 - 2015 
Oklahoma Major Trauma Report

2004 - 2005 
Oklahoma Major Trauma Report


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