Emergency and Trauma systems
Impact of Pediatric Trauma Centers on Outcomes of Injured Children
PI: Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE, Children's Hospital of Philadephia
The objective of this retrospective analysis is to identify the structures and processes of care that optimize outcomes of pediatric trauma patients, by obtaining an unbiased estimate of the relationship between structures, processes of care, and outcomes in pediatric trauma patients.
The Geography of Acute Care
PI: Brendan Carr, MD, MA, MS, Thomas Jefferson University and Doug Wiebe, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
This project aims to develop an empirically defined geographic “denominator” that describes the population for which groups of hospitals share the responsibility of population health; to identify variability in acute care prevention quality indicators; and to inform how cooperation might be facilitated across the multisectoral health system.
Benefits of ICU Admission for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis
PI: Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
The primary goals are to determine which patients with ARF and/or sepsis benefit from ICU admission, and which emergency department, ward, and ICU characteristics and processes of care contribute to such net ICU benefits.