Neurotrauma Registry Implementation in Colombia: A Qualitative Assessment

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Neurotrauma Registry Implementation in Colombia: A Qualitative Assessment


JournalJournal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Article typeJournal research article – Clinical research
Publication date – Jun – 2021
Authors – Erica D. Johnson, Sangki Oak, Dylan P. Griswold  , Sandra Olaya, Juan C. Puyana, Andres M. Rubiano 
KeywordsLMICs, Neurotrauma, Trauma registry, traumatic brain injury
Open access – Yes
SpecialityNeurosurgery, Trauma surgery
World region South America
Country: Colombia
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on June 29, 2021 at 9:42 pm
Abstract:

Objectives Latin America is among several regions of the world that lacks robust data on injuries due to neurotrauma. This research project sought to investigate a multi-institution brain injury registry in Colombia, South America, by conducting a qualitative study to identify factors affecting the creation and implementation of a multi-institution TBI registry in Colombia before the establishment of the current registry.

Methods Key informant interviews and participant observation identified barriers and facilitators to the creation of a TBI registry at three health care institutions in this upper-middle-income country in South America.

Results The study identified barriers to implementation involving incomplete clinical data, limited resources, lack of information and technology (IT) support, time constraints, and difficulties with ethical approval. These barriers mirrored similar results from other studies of registry implementation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Ease of use and integration of data collection into the clinical workflow, local support for the registry, personal motivation, and the potential future uses of the registry to improve care and guide research were identified as facilitators to implementation. Stakeholders identified local champions and support from the administration at each institution as essential to the success of the project.

Conclusion Barriers for implementation of a neurotrauma registry in Colombia include incomplete clinical data, limited resources and lack of IT support. Some factors for improving the implementation process include local support, personal motivation and potential uses of the registry data to improve care locally. Information from this study may help to guide future efforts to establish neurotrauma registries in Latin America and in LMICs.

OSI Number – 21151

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