This month's PCRF Journal Club webinar: Paramedics Assessing Elders at Risk for Independence Loss (PERIL)

July 6, 2016

Please join the PCRF moderators on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Central) to discuss:

"Paramedics Assessing Elders at Risk for Independence Loss (PERIL): Derivation, Reliability, and Comparable Effectiveness of a Clinical Prediction Rule." Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine/ Volume 18 / Issue 02 / March 2016, pp 121-132

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians developed the Paramedics assessing Elders at Risk of Independence Loss (PERIL) checklist of 43 yes or no questions, including the Identifying Seniors at Risk (ISAR) tool items. They trained 1,185 paramedics from three Ontario services to use this checklist, and assessed inter-observer reliability in a convenience sample. The primary outcome, return to the ED, hospitalization, or death within one month was assessed using provincial databases. They derived a prediction rule using multivariable logistic regression. 

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