The purpose of Wisconsin's statewide trauma care system is to reduce death and disability resulting from traumatic injury by providing optimal care of trauma patients and their families, and collecting and analyzing trauma-related data (DHS 118.01).
Wisconsin has 124 of 126 potential hospitals participating in its trauma care classification system, with 9% of them being ACS verified Level I or II and the remaining 91% being a Level III or IV trauma care facility designated by the state as a part of their voluntary participation in the state trauma system.
- 2016 Trauma Care Registry Site -
NEW PORTAL- admissions 2016 to present
- Wisconsin State Trauma Registry Data Dictionary P-01280 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
- 2014 Trauma Care Registry Site -
only contains admissions prior to 2015
- Wisconsin State Trauma Registry Data Dictionary, Released June 11, 2014 P-01117 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Trauma Registry Webinar (Adobe Connect, help)
Wisconsin's trauma system is closely aligned with the efforts and activities in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program and Health Preparedness.
The implementation and development of Wisconsin's trauma care system is a result of several important pieces of legislation including:
- Wisconsin Statute Chapter 15.19(25),
- Wisconsin Statute Chapter 256 (Emergency Medical Services)
- Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter DHS 118 (Trauma Care)
Trauma Care Registry Information
Wisconsin's trauma care system is supported through program planning efforts that include:
Other trauma care system resources: