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Table 3 Capture rate for all major trauma injuries (excluding fracture of femur) by year, NSRI Stoke on Trent, 1996–2004

From: A proposed approach in defining population-based rates of major injury from a trauma registry dataset: Delineation of hospital catchment areas (I)

Year HES cases TARN cases Capture rate (%) *
1996/1997 714 835 (714**) 100.0**
1997/1998 987 789 80.0
1998/1999 939 768 81.8
1999/2000 971 772 79.5
2000/2001 943 421 44.6
2001/2002 891 667 74.9
2002/2003 692 632 91.3
2003/2004 758 295 38.9
Total 6895 5058** 73.4
  1. Source: Trauma Audit and Research Network & Hospital Episode Statistics (Health and Social Care Information Centre)
  2. *expressed as percentage of yearly number of HES cases that were detected in TARN database
  3. ** after correction for overreporting made by excluding 121 cases from 835 TARN cases in 1996/1997 apparently not admitted to NSRI according to HES data but which appeared in the TARN database