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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.