J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 11;81(5 Suppl 2 Proceedings of the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium):S100-S103
From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (J.C.R.), US Army Institute of Surgical Research and San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; US Army Institute of Surgical Research (R.M.G.), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Joint Trauma System (M.A.S.), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (A.E.J.), San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Background: The Military Orthopaedic Trauma Registry (MOTR) was designed to replicate the Department of Defense Trauma Registry's (DoDTR's) role as pillar for data-driven management of extremity war wounds. The MOTR continuously undergoes quality assurance checks to optimize the registry data for future quality improvement efforts. We conducted a quality assurance survey of MOTR entrants to determine if a simple MOTR data pull could provide robust orthopedic-specific information toward the question of causes for late amputation. Read More