Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry


Using data from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centres in Australia the primary aim of the registry is to monitor disease progress in patients with Cystic Fibrosis in Australia.


At its establishment in 1996, aims of the registry were stated to be:

  • To accurately characterise the demographics, morbidity and mortality of the CF population in Australia, and monitor over time
  • To use the information collected to increase awareness and advocate for increased resources, including funding of the data registry
  • To improve quality of CF patient care, by comparisons with international CF registers, and comparisons between CF centres in Australia
  • To provide a useful data resource for CF researchers
  • To conduct multi-centre trials with other Australian and international CF centres
  • To analyse data obtained to identify trends, monitor new organisms, effects of treatments, etc.
Registry Location Australia
Registry Participation The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry will collect data annually from CF Centres on their patient's health status (eg. height, weight, lung function) and markers of quality of life (eg. days spent in hospital, year at school, employment). The information will be obtained from the hospital medical record. The registry will not contact patients or their families and all the records are kept strictly confidential. If you would like to inspect a blank data form containing all the questions asked, please let us know and we will provide it to you via your clinic.
Registry Contact

Mr John Oldroyd, Research Fellow
T: +61 3 9903 1656

Adding New Patients to Registry

Population captured: Persons with cystic fibrosis who attend specialist CF treatment centres in Australia. Almost universal coverage of Australians with CF is achieved.

Contact the Registry Contact for further information.

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