The objective of this study is to compare incidence-trends of trauma patients. There is a higher incidence of trauma-related injuries, in Curacao compared with countries in the region. This study is a start to set up a new trauma-registry.
Background: A trauma registry plays an important role in the process of health-service improvement. The organization of trauma care in the Caribbean is limited; there is a lack of registry and distribution of patients.
Objective: The purpose was to compare incidence-trends of patients with trauma-related injuries in the Curacao trauma registry over 14 years, since Curacao is part of the Dutch Caribbean.