Trauma patients at Aarhus University Hospital


Trauma patients at Aarhus University Hospital from the year 2000 to 2020


The overall purpose of the project is to describe and characterize the evolution of trauma epidemiology and mechanisms over the past 20 years in a representative region of Denmark.

The focus will be concerned trauma types, severity and epidemiological parameters, uptake area and vital parameters upon arrival at the emergency department and changes in organization after implementation of helicopter emergency medical service and its influence on outcome.


The study is a retrospective registry study based on data from the trauma quality database at the AUH Trauma Center. 


Aarhus University Hospital Trauma Center


The Trauma Center at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) is one of four trauma centers in Denmark. The uptake area comprises 1,3 million citizens of Denmark’s 5,8 million citizens. AUH Trauma Center receives approximately 600 trauma patients by ambulance and helicopter annually. Since the year 2000 all trauma call patients at (AUH) has been categorized with an expanded set of data and scoring in the AUH Trauma Registry, a quality control database. The AUH Trauma Registry has not been studied in recent years according to the trauma profile or quality of the treatment. Characterizing and analyzing trauma patients consecutively can improve trauma care and describe tendencies trough time. These data impose an extraordinary possibility for epidemiological analyzes and comparison to other countries and regions.

Conflicts of interest



Emergency Department, Aarhus University Hospital

Hans Kirkegaard, professor, MD, DMsC., Ph.D., DEAA, DLS

Jesper Fjølner, MD

Anders Høyer Sørensen, MD