Major Grant Will Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has been awarded a grant in support of its new Project DisPatCH — Disseminating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Healthcare Professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that SCCM is the recipient of this grant, marking the first time the Society has received federal funding in support of a program.

Project DisPatCH, under the leadership of SCCM members Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM, and Timothy Buchman, MD, MCCM, aims to help fulfill the goals of the AHRQ by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered outcomes research over the grant’s three-year period. The AHRQ supports this type of research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States.

Project DisPatCH is seeking clinicians and intensive care unit teams involved in patient-centered initiatives as the Society of Critical Care Medicine seeks to grow resources in this area of study. Share your successes, educate others about your novel ideas, and gain recognition for your efforts. Interest is broad. Whether you have started a successful program related to family presence during procedures or during rounds, have outcomes-related research, or are exploring new ideas, we want to hear from you!

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