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Table 1 Methods of potential participant identification, date collection and time frame

From: Paediatric trauma systems and their impact on the health outcomes of severely injured children: protocol for a mixed methods cohort study

Method of identification Trauma centre Trauma registry Medical retrieval registry Coronial data
Time frame post injury 24–48 h 3–6 months 3–6 months 12 months
Medical record review-1st 72 h ASAP Delayed Delayed Delayed
Medical record review-Full Post discharge Delayed Delayed Delayed
Baseline-pre-injury estimate Inpatient-during first two weeks Not possible Not possible N/A
In hospital PedQL and EQ-5D-3 L Inpatient-during first two weeks Not possible Not possible N/A
6 month PedQL and EQ-5D-3 L 6 months post injury Not possible Not possible N/A
12 month PedQL and EQ-5D-3 L 12 months post injury Not possible Not possible N/A
Staff Interview for peer-review cases 3 months Not possible Not possible Not possible