ABA Quality and Burn Registry Programs are designed to improve the quality, outcomes, patient care, effectiveness and cost of burn care by collecting and exchanging information. The registry programs assist with analysis and reporting of data, and offer research, training, and educational opportunities to benefit burn centers.
The National Burn Data Standard (NBDS) seeks to establish a national standard for the collection and exchange of burn data and serves to specify the operational definitions of the data elements for the burn registry. The burn registry information is collected to ultimately improve burn patient care, quality outcomes and use the data as a clinical, research and benchmarking tool.
The NBR represents ten years of cumulative data from burn centers, representing the largest resource on epidemiology of thermal injury for patients admitted to burn centers. It is also a useful reference for determining benchmark standards for outcomes and continues to serve as the best resource for health care planners within health care institutions and governments.