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.