What Information is collected?
VCOR collects information about you, the patient; your health before during and after your hospital admission; and details about the treatments you received. The Registry also collects some data about your health and quality of life in the 30 days after you were discharged from hospital (for patients who had undergone certain procedures). For example:
- Hospital Identification Number
- Date of Birth
- Contact Information (Phone Number and Postcode)
- Medicare or Department of Veterans Affairs Number
- The name of the hospital
- The reason for the treatment you received
- Basic information about your health status before, during and after the procedure
- Complications (if any)
- Discharge information
- Health and quality of life information after discharge
Information is taken directly from hospital medical records and entered into the secure VCOR web-based database by hospital staff.
Hospital staff may contact your directly to see how you have been in the 30 days since leaving hospital. This should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. Staff will remind you that the information you provide may be used in the Registry and you can choose to opt off the Registry at this point.
Allowing VCOR to include your information in the Registry will not affect any treatment you receive.