Physician WSPF: PICU Outcomes and Outcome Prediction: Should We Consider Morbidity as well as Mortality?

Join us for the next Physician World Shared Practice Forum on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. 

In this video, Dr. Murray Pollack, MD, MBA, Director of Outcomes Research at Children's National Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine, will review the historical perspective of severity of illness research in pediatric critical care medicine and outline a framework for evaluating outcomes research. He will also discuss several recent publications, which aim to revise tools used to predict morbidity and mortality in the PICU. 



Upon viewing this presentation, participants will: 

  • Understand the historical perspective of pediatric severity of illness research and the development of tools used to measure and predict morbidity and mortality rates in the ICU
  • Critique tools, such as PIM3, PHIS, and PRISM, and understand the need for refining and improving these tools for the "modern era"
  • Discuss the importance of measuring functional morbidity as well as mortality when assessing PICU outcomes
  • Explain the hypothesis, aim, and results of the Trichotomous Outcome in Pediatric Critical Care (TOPICC) study

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Date & Time: 
02/23/2016 - 12:00 to 13:00