Texas — Targeted Issue

Outcomes-Based Office Practice Emergency Self Assessment Tool

Oct. 1, 1997 - Sept. 30, 1999

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Project Overview
This project describes a method for determining the preparation, skills, drugs, and equipment necessary to provide the optimum outcome for the management of office practice pediatric emergencies. The project will test the hypothesis that the skills, equipment, and drugs necessary for an emergency-prepared office practice are dependent on three factors: the severity and complexity of patients seen, the time to access a pediatric-ready advanced life support ambulance unit, and the time to access a definitive-care emergency facility. The goals of this project are to (1) recruit a group of 500 practicing physicians who are willing to study emergency outcomes in an office practice; (2) develop generic policies, procedures, treatment algorithms, and protocols that are necessary to ensure an emergency-ready pediatric practice; (3) provide quarterly feedback to study participants; and (4) provide an outcome-based self-administered office practice emergency assessment tool.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Patricia Primm, MD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Office PERC (Preparedness for Emergency Response to Children) DVD/CD The CD-ROM contains tools to prepare the physician's office to respond to pediatric emergencies. The audiences served by this CD-ROM … 2012 Not Available