Point Prevalence Program
The Point Prevalence Program (PPP) is a collaborative project between Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) and the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute.
This program provides the infrastructure to conduct several multi-centre observational studies simultaneously on specified study days each year. The impetus for the PPP was to improve the efficiency of the collection of observational data that helps design clinical trial protocols for future ANZICS CTG studies. A further use of the PPP is that it can help with generating data to understand how research findings are translated into clinical practice.
Between 2009 and 2016 we conducted 10 study days. A total of 5043 adult participants were enrolled between study days 1 and 9 resulting in 19 publications in peer-reviewed journals, generation of new data to support 18 subsequent grant applications for further research leading to the development of 14 individual programs of research.
The PPP has been funded by the George Institute for Global health, the ANZICS CTG and the Intensive Care Foundation and currently new funding sources are being explored.
Your research idea: Can we help you?
If you are developing a research question and program, then the PPP may be able to help you.
A scientific manuscript describing the PPP is now available and we would encourage prospective users of the PPP to read this short article and/or refer to some of our previous publications.
Please email us if you would like to discuss an idea for our next study day.