Instruction for Submission of Assignments: Assignments
should be submitted directly on Blackboard. In rare situations
assignments can be sent directly by email to the instructor. Submission
should follow these rules:
- Submit your presentation as a URL in Blackboard. Include in
your submission where you left comments.
Task 1: Report on performance of the Deyo et al.
Charlson index in anticipating patients' prognosis.
- Prepare slides that describe the project
- Title page (include your name but do not include your contact)
- Slide 1 should review history of Multi-Morbidity or Multiple
Condition Indices. Hyperlink every study you mention to a
PubMed link. Do not exceed 1 slide.
- Slide 2 should present the data, including number of patients,
cleaning of the data, and number of records used in the analysis
- Slides 3 should describe how likelihood of mortality in 6 months
is calculated for each diagnosis and the number of diagnoses
- Slide 4 should describe body system progression clarifying how
diagnosis codes are used as markers of progression.
- Slide 5 should report how the index scores multiple diagnoses
within the same, and across, body system
- Slide 6 should quasi-animate an example of a patient's illness
progresses over time what happens to the overall MM score. By
quasi animate, I am referring to duplicating the same slide several
times and marking the changes in red so that in rapid succession one
could see a movement.
- Slide 7 should report accuracy of both the MM index and the
Charlson index, must include receiver operating curves for both
indices. The resulting chart should have both curves,
something like this:
- Slide 8 should discuss why one index is preferred to another
- Narrate the slides and upload to the web
- Circulate the URL of your presentation to the entire class
- Visit the presentation of 2 other students and comment on the video
what you liked about the presentation that you did not do, and (b) how the presentation can be
improved by something that you did do. In making these comments you
should directly compare your and their presentations, please leave no
general comments without comparisons.
- Enter your presentation URL and the URLs where you left comments
into the Blackboard
Here are some example responses: