American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Annual Call for Data: National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)

The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®)  is the largest aggregation of U.S. trauma registry data ever assembled. Participation is voluntary and is one of the leading performance improvement tools of trauma care. You will find the operational definitions for the NTDB in the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Data Dictionary, which is designed to establish a national standard for the exchange of trauma registry data. Registry data that is collected from the NTDB is compiled annually and disseminated in the forms of hospital benchmark reports, data quality reports, and research data sets.  

Trauma Research

The 2019 TQP PUF is now available for purchase.

The Trauma Quality Programs (TQP) Participant Use File (PUF) is the representative dataset for trauma research at the ACS. The PUF is available to all TQP Participants free of charge and contains admission year data from 2007–2019. The PUF is available to non-profit researchers for a fee of $500 per admission year.

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External Cause Codes

NTDB/TQIP Mapping of Trauma Type to ICD-10-CM External Cause Codes

For information on NTDB/TQIP mapping of trauma type to ICD-10-CM Cause Codes, please download the following documents.

These resources provide the assignment and rationale for injuries based on their mechanism, including motor vehicle injuries, firearm, suffocation, and falls.

ITDX Data Standard

The Data Center will accept both NTDS or ITDX data files for 2019, 2020, and 2021 data submissions.

Our acceptance of both NTDS and ITDX allows participants to upload the file format created by their hospital registry product directly to our Data Center to meet TQIP/NTDB submission requirements.

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