Title

Pakistan registry of intensive carE (PRICE): Expanding a lower middle-income, clinician-designed critical care registry in south Asia

Document Type

Editorial

Department

Anaesthesia

Abstract

Introduction: In resource-limited settings - with inequalities in access to and outcomes for trauma, surgical and critical care - intensive care registries are uncommon.
Aim: The Pakistan Society of Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society (UK) and the Network for Improving Critical Care Systems and Training (NICST) aim to implement a clinician-led real-time national intensive care registry in Pakistan: the Pakistan Registry of Intensive CarE (PRICE).
Method: This was adapted from a successful clinician co-designed national registry in Sri Lanka; ICU information has been linked to real-time dashboards, providing clinicians and administrators individual patient and service delivery activity respectively.
Output: Commenced in August 2017, five ICU's (three administrative regions - 104 beds) were recruited and have reported over 1100 critical care admissions to PRICE.
Impact and future: PRICE is being rolled out nationally in Pakistan and will provide continuous granular healthcare information necessary to empower clinicians to drive setting-specific priorities for service improvement and research.

Publication

Journal of the Intensive Care Society

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