Georgetown University

Presentation of Multi Morbidity Index Project

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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:

  1. 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. 

  1. 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.  Slides► Show►
    • 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:
    • Example AROC
    • Slide 8 should discuss why one index is preferred to another
  2. Narrate the slides and upload to the web
  3. Circulate the URL of your presentation to the entire class
  4. Visit the presentation of 2 other students and comment on the video on (a)  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.
  5. Enter your presentation URL and the URLs where you left comments into the Blackboard

Here are some example responses:


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