Reducing the burden of injury in India and Australia through development and piloting of improved systems of care

  • Gruen, Russell (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cameron, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Fitzgerald, Mark (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ivers, Rebecca (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Joshipura, Manjul K. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Misra, Mahesh (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mock, Charles (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Reilly, Gerard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Matthew, Joseph (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Varma, Dinesh (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Smolenaers, Frank (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Joubert, Lynette B. (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Mitra, Biswadev (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stephenson, Michael (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Meadley, Benjamin (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Cudini, Daniel (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Calthorpe, Sara (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Kimmel, Laura (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Farrow, Nathan (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Walker, Tony (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Gupta, Amit (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Howard, Teresa (Project Manager)
  • Fahey, Madonna (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Yadav, Lalit (Project Manager)
  • Mok, Meng Tuck (Associate Investigator (AI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Injury causes a very large human, social and economic burden in both India and Australia. Longstanding efforts directed at prevention have recently been supplemented by a concerted global focus, led by WHO and others, to improve injury care, especially through the development of locally-relevant systems of care for injured people (trauma systems). Trauma systems, which ensure time-critical care is provided when, where and how it is needed, and ensure an efficient care pathway from the roadside through hospital-based care and rehabilitation back to maximal productivity, have been shown to reduce mortality, disability and costs for whole populations. Globally trauma systems are in their infancy. While one of the best known and most successful exists in Victoria, Australia, trauma systems are non-existent in much of India, and underdeveloped in many parts of Australia. Furthermore, it is not clear which components of successful systems are most important for improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. In Australia, India and all other countries, government officials, senior managers and clinical leaders want to know 'in the development of what could be complex system development, which parts are highest priority?' The Australia-India Strategic Research Grand Challenge Fund provides the opportunity to answer this question in which the impact of priority trauma system components is rigorously evaluated as they are introduced in participating sites in India, and at the same time lay the foundations of a nationally-relevant trauma system for the benefit of injured people in India. We will utilise our already established partnership and the Australian expertise in trauma system development, led through its National Trauma Research Institute, combined with an unparalleled real-world 'laboratory' for understanding the effects of new interventions that Indian centres with large numbers of patients provides, coordinated by the JPN Apex Trauma Centre in Delhi
Effective start/end date27/06/131/04/17


  • Department of Industry, Science and Resources (Australia): A$1,913,832.00
  • Monash University – Internal School Contribution