Study Detail

The PRIEST Study

The PRIEST Study: Pandemic Respiratory Infection Emergency System Triage

Status: Open

Type: Observational

Funder: NIHR

Sponsor: SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

CI: Prof Steve Goodacre

IRAS-Number: 101138

CPMS-ID: 12725

Approval Date: 20 March 2020

Description:

We aim to optimise the triage of people using the emergency care system (111 and 99calls, ambulance conveyance, or hospital emergency department) with suspected respiratory infections during a pandemic and identify the most accurate triage method for predicting severe illness among patients attending the emergency department with suspected respiratory infection. Our specific objectives during the pandemic are: 1. To undertake continuous monitoring of the performance of the emergency care triage method (or methods) used for suspected respiratory infections during a pandemic 2. To identify clinical characteristics and routine tests associated with under-triage (false negative assessent) or over-triage (false positive assessment) during a pandemic 3. To determine the discriminant value of alternative triage methods for predicting severe illness in patients presenting with suspected respiratory infection during a pandemic 4. To inform policy makers and practitioners during a pandemic of the study's emerging findings. Our specific objectives after the pandemic are: 1. To determine the discriminant value of emergency department triage methods for predicting severe illness in patients presenting with suspected pandemic respiratory infection 2. To determine the discriminant value of presenting clinical characteristics and routine tests for identifying severe illness 3. To determine the independent predictive value of presenting clinical characteristics and routine tests for severe illness 4. To develop new triage methods based upon presenting clinical characteristics alone or presenting clinical characteristics, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest X-ray and routine blood test results, depending upon the data available and the predictive value of variables evaluated in objective 3

Study URL:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/research/centres/cure/priest

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