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History of the New Data Standard

The following timeline illustrates the major accomplishments of the NTDB, leading up to the creation of the National Trauma Data Standard:


National Trauma Data Bank LogoNational Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) Established

The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) committed significant resources to establish the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB).


Original National Trauma Data Bank® Elements Defined

E01_01 Patient Care Report Number
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) convened a consensus conference with the ATS, HRSA, NHTSA, CDC, and representatives from all trauma registry programs to define the NTDB data elements



First Call for NTDB Data




Database Analysis



Picture of the National Trauma Data Bank ReportFirst National Trauma Data Bank® Annual Report Released


Rapid Growth of the National Trauma Data Bank®



Expanded Web Presence



One Million Record Mark

One MillionThe National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) reaches the 1 million record mark and begins a project on data element standardization.


National Sample Project

The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) collaborate on the National Sample Project


Picture of the Data DictionaryNew Data Dictionary Released

The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) releases the National Trauma Data Standard (formerly National Trauma Registry) data dictionary, developed in collaboration with HRSA, state trauma managers, trauma registry vendors, and other stakeholders in the trauma community.