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Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery

Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) is a multidisciplinary clinical and research group focused on understanding and improving patient outcomes after critical illness and surgery.
OACIS activities include clinical quality improvement projects and research focused on longitudinal, long-term patient outcomes assessments, both locally and nationally, with evaluation of physical, cognitive, and mental health outcomes. 
  •  Areas of expertise for include:
    • design issues for:
      • multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) quality improvement projects
      • longitudinal patient outcomes research
    • validated clinical and survey-based measures for patient outcomes research
    • methods for maximizing participant retention in longitudinal studies
    • statistical analysis of longitudinal observational data which considers:
      • time-varying confounders
      • repeated measures
      • competing risks/survival bias