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)
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.