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Table 1 Features of the FDR

From: Steppingstones to the implementation of an inhospital fracture and dislocation registry using the AO/OTA classification: compliance, completeness and commitment

Feature Comment
Feasibility and systems integration Integration with daily practice and OR planning Well-tailored software for integration Integration with electronic hospital files Integrated with coding records (diagnosis and procedures; e.g. ICD-10 and NCSP/NCMP)
Compliance Integrated with planning and registration of all operative procedures User friendly working tool among surgeons Step-by-step approach for completing data Use of recognized scoring system (AO/OTA) and Gustilo-Anderson (open fractures)
Education Integration of AO/OTA coding with illustrated definitions and descriptions Feedback by controller Data for internal review and education
Quality assurance Data controlled, corrected and completed by an orthopaedic surgeon Allows regularly or periodic overview of procedures and complications in department Allows for data extraction at individual/surgeon, procedure or fracture/dislocation, or/and department level Allows for prospective trials and studies.