Dr Ashwani Kumar
Research Fellow, Australian Sepsis Network and Critical Care Program, The George Institute for Global Health
Dr. Ashwani Kumar is a physician having a postgraduate degree in clinical pharmacology and an experienced medical researcher with a more than 14 years of cumulative academic-industry experience. In addition to Dr Kumar’s academic achievements, he has worked extensively in various roles ranging from early-to-late phase clinical and medical research. He has extensive clinical trials management and operational experience including large multinational studies. He is pursuing his PhD in the area of ICD-coded sepsis disease burden at Critical Care Program of the George Institute for Global Health and working as Research Fellow with the Australian Sepsis Network. In last few years, he has been actively involved in sepsis epidemiological research conducted in Australia and India. His interests areas include estimating accurate sepsis disease burden using validated ICD coding methods in Australia and LMICs, and early sepsis diagnosis.
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THIS LECTURE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND ON 29th JUNE AT: 9am GMT; 10am UK; 7pm AEST
A retrospective longitudinal study of a national administrative dataset to estimate trends in sepsis hospitalisations and associated cost in Australia using ICD-10-AM codes and AR-DRGs.
By the end of this lecture the attendee will be able to:
- Evaluate if coding of sepsis is increasing or not in Australian hospitals
- Describe trends in sepsis-related costs in Australian hospitals
- Appreciate sepsis coding trends in various population subgroups in Australia
- Define the coding trends of various sepsis ICD codes in Australia
Additional CME Info
Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023
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