Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Grant Title: Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?
Grant Number: K08 HS17952
Duration: 4 years (2009-2013)
Total Award: $618,000
Project Description: This research has three main aims:
- Examine impact of hospital-level ultrasound rates on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) rates reported after major trauma.
- Determine whether hospital duplex and DVT rates correlate with the presence of a hospital duplex ultrasound screening protocol for high-risk trauma patients.
- Determine if patients are more likely to have DVT diagnosed and reported based on hospital characteristics.
Career Goals: Dr. Haut is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania and served his residency in General Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Haut would like to make substantial contributions through the application of rigorously designed research to the area of quality improvement in the care of injured patients, with an emphasis on all aspects to complication prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, and reporting.
Progress to Date: Thus far, the grantee has spent the majority of his time on didactic training.
Future Plans: Dr. Haut will work on correlating hospital-level DVT rates with the presence/absence of a screening protocol using the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). A multi-level analysis will be performed which will look at DVT predictors on an individual level.
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
- American College of Chest Physicians Young Investigator Award, 2004.
- Quality and Safety Award, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
- Consultant, National Trauma Data Bank.
- Co-Director, Johns Hopkins DVT Collaborative.