MTA How it works
MTA collects information on seriously injured patients treated in trauma receiving hospitals throughout Ireland. Data is collected from various sources, including:
- pre-hospital care records
- hospital clinical records (including laboratory and radiology)
- the Hospital-In-Patient-Enquiry (HIPE) system
- the Integrated Patient Management System (IPMS)
- coroners’ reports
- other data systems.
Data collection is carried out by local MTA coordinators, with guidance and support from an MTA Clinical Lead with a trauma-related specialty.