The Swedish national registry for vascular registry (Swedvasc) was initiated in 1987 as one of the first population-based vascular registries in the world. Swedvasc reached national coverage in 1994, and captures all vascular surgical procedures performed in Sweden with high external and internal validity. A steering committee with representatives from both University and County Hospitals monitor the Registry. The steering committee is also responsible for the development of the Registry and the annual report, which is available online (www.swedvasc.se). An large number of scientific reports in vascular surgery have been published using Swedvasc data.
The Australasian Vascular Audit (AVA) is a bi-national risk-adjusted audit assessing outcomes following aortic, carotid, lower limb interventions (open and endovascular) and haemodialysis access in Australia and New Zealand. It is conducted under the auspices of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS). Outliers are counseled after verification of submitted data. This activity has been operational since 2010 and is used by trainees to submit logbooks as well as providing datasets for research activity and unit audits. https://www.anzsvs.org.au/audit/.
The German Vascular Registry Programm (GermanVasc) was founded in 2014. Funded by national grants, a multiinstitutional consortium developed a 100% European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant registry platform that was used for a prospective cohort study between 2017 and 2020 (NCT03098290). The GermanVasc registry implemented the collection of unique device identifiers in 2021 and will include peripheral arterial revascularisations, carotid revascularisations, and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the future. Besides, GermanVasc uses health insurance claims data from the BARMER and DAK-Gesundheit for quality improvement. https://www.germanvasc.de.
Together with the Brazilian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (SBACV), https://sbacv.org.br/ we are implementing the Brazilian Vascular Registry (RVB). We are starting to collect data in 2021 with five Vascular Surgery services in Brazil, with the objective of improving the attention, excellence and quality in the care of patients with vascular diseases, registering quality improvement in Brazil.
SingVaSC is an international vascular surgical research collaborative. Based out of Singapore, our goals are to promote research amongst medical students and junior doctors, provide mentorship to anyone who seeks it, regardless of location, and to ultimately deliver high quality, high impact research to improve patient care and outcomes in vascular, endovascular and aortic surgery. With a focus on Asia, we are keen to develop and foster relationships with other international vascular research collaboratives, across all areas of vascular research, but paying special attention to contribution to larger data sets, audits and meta-analyses. http://www.SingVaSC.com.