ScHARR Mini Master Class in Health Research - Professor Steve Goodacre - Clinical Risk Prediction: What are we predicting and why
From Andy Tattersall
Clinical Risk Prediction: What are we predicting and why
Clinical risk scores and tools are often used in emergency medicine to predict the risk of adverse outcome and guide decision-making. This often involves prioritising treatment or providing more intensive or invasive treatment for those at higher risk of adverse outcome. This presentation will highlight the importance of using appropriate outcomes in clinical risk prediction and describe how inappropriate use of clinical risk prediction may lead to poor decision-making.
Steve Goodacre is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emeritus National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator, and Senior Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. His research into clinical risk prediction, through the PRIEST and PHEWS studies, forms the basis of this presentation.