MTA Aim & Objectives


The Major Trauma Audit will drive system-wide quality improvement to achieve the best outcomes for trauma patients in Ireland.


  • To support the collection of high-quality data (in line with Health Information and Quality Authority standards) on all major trauma patients in Ireland for local, national and international reporting and comparison.

  • To promote the use of the data for reflective clinical practice, peer review and quality improvement in order to improve quality of care and reduce death and disability from trauma.

  • To provide high-quality data in order to enable research.

  • To work towards collecting health-related quality-of-life and functional outcome measures which provide greater sensitivity to patient-centred outcomes.

  • To capture the patient voice/experience and disseminate audit findings to patients and the public in an accessible manner.