Research by Dr. Adam Was published

Dr. Adam Was, Mary Duke Biddle scholar, and peds/anesthesiology resident in the Global Health scholarly concentration.

Dr. Adam Was's research has been published in the World Journal of Surgery... twice! Both papers describe a retrospective study of the intensive care unit at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospita. In the first, Was and his co-authors at Massachusetts General Hospital reviewed records from 431 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit over the course of 3 years. They found that 33.2 % of those admitted were children (<18 years) with most deaths occurring within the first 48 hours of admission. Read the full paper online

In the second paper the authors characterized the existing data capture system at the referral hospital. The analyzed the quality and utility of 6346 admissions recorded in ward and operative logbooks. Their findings indicate a need for  improved data capture to determine outcomes with sufficient accuracy to guide and record expansion of surgical capacity. Read the full paper online

Was, who is a Mary Duke Biddle scholar and fifth-year peds/anaesthesiology resident in the Global Health scholarly concentration traveled to Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda in 2015 through the MDB program. He will be returning for another rotation at Mulago Hospital in 2017.

More information about the Mary Duke Biddle program can be found here.