Post-discharge readmission and mortality among children being repatriated from northern communities: Derivation of prediction models

Project number: 
19-016
Approval date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Principal Investigator: 
Goldfarb,David
Institution: 
Children and Women Health Centre of BC (C&W)
Funding Agency: 
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute,BC Children's Hospital Research Institute,BC Children's Ho
Datasets requested: 
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Research objective: 

Hypothesis
Based on analysis of prior pediatric re-admissions and post-discharge mortalities from northern rural and remote communities, we believe we can generate a clinical prediction model that will detect post-discharge risk of either re-admission or mortality with a sensitivity of greater than 85% and specificity of greater than 60%.

Objectives
We will use systematic collection of relevant candidate predictor variables among children referred to, and discharged from, referral hospitals in BC to develop a parsimonious and relevant clinical prediction model for post-discharge re-admission and mortality. Using a retrospective cohort design, we aim to achieve the following objectives:
(1) identify the frequency of post-discharge readmission and mortality; and
(2) develop a prediction model of post-discharge readmission and mortality among children who are sent home to their communities in the Northern Health region and Yukon territory.


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