• A Comparison of Prognosis Calculators for Geriatric Trauma: A P.A.L.L.I.A.T.E Consortium Study (July 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Epidemiology, Outcomes/Guidelines, Trauma Systems
    Tarik David Madni, MD, Akpofure Peter Ekeh, MD, Scott C. Brakenridge, MD, Karen J. Brasel, MD, Bellal Joseph, MD, Kenji Inaba, MD, Brandon R. Bruns, MD, Jeffrey D. Kerby, MD, PhD, Joseph Cuschieri, MD, M. Jane Mohler, PhD, Paul A. Nakonezny, PhD, Audra Clark, MD, Jonathan Imran, MD, Steven E. Wolf, MD, M. Elizabeth Paulk, MD, Ramona L. Rhodes, MD, and Herb A. Phelan III, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    To compare the performance of a new validated geriatric-specific prognosis calculator, the PALLiATE Consortium’s “Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score” (GTOS), to that of TRISS.

    Impact Statement:

    When trauma surgeons discuss prognosis with injured elders and their family members, the conversation is often driven by subjective impressions and anecdotal experience. The gold-standard prognosis calculator for injured patients, TRISS, has drawbacks that have limited its routine incorporation into these goal-setting conversations for geriatric trauma patients. The ideal prognosis calculator would be simple for laypeople to understand and for physicians to calculate, would not utilize data that is subject to being “Missing Not At Random (MNAR)”, would be available early in the patient’s hospital course, and would be highly accurate.

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    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

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