Performance improvement, system analysis and peer review are all hallmark activities of the the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health. A dedicated Trauma Registry is an integral component, which enables continued quality analysis of our performance. Information entered into the trauma database is utilized in organizational improvements and research.
Currently, the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center submits information to the American College of Surgeons' National Trauma Data Bank, which is utilized nationwide for trauma center benchmarking and as a standard for performance improvement initiatives, and Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). TQIP provides risk-adjusted benchmarking of verified trauma centers to track outcomes and improve patient care.