A clinical quality registry (CQR) is a database that systematically collects health information about people with a particular condition to monitor their outcomes and report on the quality of the care that is provided to them. CQRs measure and monitor how closely care provided to patients aligns with international experience and evidence-based practice guidelines. CQRs can be used to identify significant variation in care and outcomes, and drive improvements in practice.

Epworth participates in multiple CQRs with a particular focus on conditions that are either high risk, high cost or high volume. Participation in CQRs assists us in comparing our performance against robust external benchmarks. 

A list of active registries provided below. Where benchmark results are available for sharing these can be found on the respective Epworth Clinical Institute web pages that are linked below. 

ANZICS – (CORE) Intensive Care Registry

Provision of comparative benchmarking reports to submitting ICUs and health departments detailing variation in process measures, quality of care indicators and risk-adjusted clinical outcomes.

Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) 

The purpose of the AOANJRR is to improve and maintain the quality of care for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery. Information on hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and spinal disc replacement is collected from all hospitals in Australia undertaking joint replacement surgery.

Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (AROC)

The purpose and aims of AROC are to provide a national benchmarking system to improve clinical rehabilitation outcomes in both the public and private sectors.

Private Psychiatric Hospitals Data Reporting and Analysis Service (PPHDRAS) 

PPHDRAS provides benchmarking of change in patients’ mental wellbeing across an admission. These are taken from both patient and clinician perspectives. 

National Cardiac Surgery Database Program (ANZSCTS) 

The Program aims to capture all adult cardiac surgical procedures in Australia and New Zealand including coronary artery bypass grafts and valve procedures.

Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry (PCOR) 

PCOR-Vic focuses on describing patterns of care following diagnosis of prostate cancer and monitoring quality of delivered care and whether it is in line with evidence-based guidelines.

Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) 

VCOR was established in 2012 to ensure the safety and quality of cardiac based therapies across Victoria. As a clinical quality registry, VCOR monitors the performance of health services in both the public and private sectors.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ACOR) Registry 

The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Registry is a clinical quality registry whose development is supported by the Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (ACOR) Ltd as part of quality control and monitoring of procedural and clinical outcomes of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement via a transcatheter approach.

Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM)

The Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM) seeks to review all deaths associated with surgical care.

National Gynae-Oncology Registry

The registry gathers information about the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of women with gynaecological cancers.

Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance Service (VICNISS)

The primary aim is to reduce the occurrence of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in Victoria. VICNISS provides monitoring and reporting of infections and related events to hospitals.

Australia & New Zealand Dialysis & Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) 

The Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) is a clinical quality registry that collects and produces a wide range of statistics relating to the outcomes of treatment of those with end stage renal failure.  

Victorian Perinatal Data Collection

The Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC) collects and analyses detailed information on obstetric conditions, procedures and outcomes relating to every birth in Victoria.

Myeloma & Related Diseases Registry

The MRDR data on patterns of treatment and variation in patient outcomes allows evaluation of advances in therapy outside the setting of clinical trials, and will enable provision of the best possible care to people with these conditions.

The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry 

The VLCR is a clinical quality registry that aims to measure and benchmark quality of care in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients at participating health services.

Lymphoma and Related Diseases Registry (LaRDR)

The Lymphoma and Related Diseases Registry (LaRDR) is an Australasian initiative to improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas) to monitor trends in practice, outcomes and survival and to explore variation in factors that influence outcomes including survival and quality of life.

Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR)

Collects information to understand how cancer is distributed and changed over time. The Victorian Cancer Registry provides a foundation for measuring and improving cancer outcomes.

Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes(ePPOC)  

ePPOC involves the collection of a standard set of information by specialist pain services. This information is used to guide treatment for individual patients, measure outcomes following treatment and provide a benchmarking system for the pain sector. 

Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR)

The ABDR is a clinical quality registry designed to monitor the performance of breast implants and breast tissue expanders, and the quality and safety of breast device related surgery. It tracks the outcomes and quality of all breast device surgery performed across Australia. It will report progressively on the long-term performance of implanted devices with the aim of improving patient safety.

Bariatric Surgery Registry

The Bariatric Surgery Registry’s purpose is to monitor and enhance the quality of care received by obese persons undergoing bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand. This includes the safety, efficacy and standards of bariatric surgery.

Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry

The UGICR is a clinical quality registry which aims to identify variation in treatment and outcomes of individuals newly diagnosed with a primary cancer of the pancreas; oesophagus; stomach; liver; or biliary system.

PURPLE Translational Registry (Pancreatic)

The PURPLE Translational Registry (Pancreatic cancer: Understanding Routine Practice and Lifting End results) is a first-of-its-kind translational registry – a powerful, integrated research tool that consolidates de-identified clinical and research data on a unique data-sharing platform enabling a diverse range of research activities

Australasian Vascular Audit (AVA)

Captures a record all vascular surgery performed in private and public practice with analysis of outcomes in Aortic Surgery, Carotid Intervention, Lower Limb Bypass Surgery, Dialysis Access Surgery and Endovascular intervention for Peripheral Vascular disease.