Overall function (Summary): To develop systems for measuring severity of disease and patient outcomes encompassing all aspects of Acute Care Surgery, i.e., Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.
Vision: The products of this committee will establish AAST as the leader in measuring severity of disease and patient outcomes in Acute Care Surgery.
Mission: To develop systems for measuring disease severity and patient outcomes for research and quality improvement in Acute Care Surgery that are data driven, validated, and regularly updated.
- Develop and validate severity and outcomes measures for Emergency General Surgery
- Collaborate with AAAM in revisions and validation of AIS measures for Trauma
- Collaborate with SCCM to develop and validate measures of severity of critical illness
- Support committee members in individual member-led research projects within the scope of work of the committee.