Which patients are suitable for the Bone and Joint Infection Registry?
- Periprosthetic infections
- Native joint infections
- Native long bone infections
How does the registry work?
Patients who present with a bone or joint infection are added to the registry by the treating team. Initial information regarding the patient’s demographics, site of infection and comorbidities is recorded. Subsequently data regarding diagnostic test results, causative organism, antibiotic and surgical treatments is added. Baseline patient reported outcome measures are collected by the treating team. Subsequently patients are followed up by the BAJIR registry team, to obtain their consent and collect patient reported outcome measures are at 6m, 12m and then at yearly intervals. Trusts will have access to their own data via a live dashboard and the ability to download their own data.
There will be some work required to get your trust through the legal agreements to allow data sharing between you and the registry, but we will help you through this as much as we can.
We will publish the results of any studies and reports from the data that we collect as part of the registry.
Every year an annual report is published detailing the work of the registry throughout the previous year. Current and previous versions can be found here:
BAJIR Instructional Videos
3 instructional videos are hosted on the BAJIR Youtube page to assist with registry submission and the MDT function.
These can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6ueqeZzcoUpdwlgeekUqg