Referral & pre-admission risk stratification tool for General Practitioners
COMPASS is a new cutting-edge software tool for to help manage acute referrals and demand by planning care that is appropriate for each patient.
With COMPASS, GPs now have the ability to provide a detailed referral risk assessment whilst at the Practice. Currently, there is literature that GPs can give their patients about surgical procedures and the statistical risks, but nothing that really tells patients what the risks really are for them.
With COMPASS, each patient receives a tailored prediction of risk, including the risks of specific types of complications
and the anticipated length of stay, based on a global database of over 15m patients from over 40 countries.
COMPASS provides GPs and patients with the opportunity to exercise meaningful choice in their care
and the ability to assess patients at the point of referral.
A personalised assessment of risk supports a truly informed discussion with the patient about
whether surgery and an acute referral is the right course of action.
Highly accurate risk predictions for mortality and complications.
Understand the quality of outcomes against the case-mix of patients referred.
Compass provides an auditable record to assure GPs that where referrals are made, the risks have been fully understood by the patient.
Risk analysis supports patient optimisation for better outcomes before referral.
Philip Gaffney, L2S2 Ltd
General Practice pre-admission risk assessment
Compass uses CRAB's innovative risk algorithm to predict the clinical risks - of death and complications - for a particular course of treatment.
The solution can be used by GPs’ in the Practice or pre-admission clinics or by GPs at the point of referral as a rapid,
“ready-reckoner” to understand the attendant risks for a particular patient.
This has a number of benefits for patients and GP, as well as for the organisation.
For example, an objective, evidence-based risk-assessment provides an auditable backdrop to a
GP’s decision regarding the courses of treatment to recommend.
Likewise, an assessment of risk that may be easily understood can facilitate a truly informed discussion with the patient about choice and consent.
An auditable record
Compass provides a personalised assessment of risk that can be easily interpreted supports a
truly informed discussion with the patient about whether surgery and an acute referral is the right course of action.
Likewise, it provides an auditable record to assure GPs that where referrals are made, the risks have been fully understood.
This same assessment therefore provides protection for GPs and acute providers from unfounded complaints.
Intelligent use of COMPASS can help reduce acute provider costs per patient through informed discharge planning according to a clinically predicted length of stay. This enables more efficient bed management and is also of interest to GPs in their commissioning capacity to understand the quality of outcomes against the case-mix of patients referred.
We want to ensure that clinical case-mix is understood and taken into account, both in the commissioning and delivery of services,
so that assessments of service quality fully reflect the risks involved and GPs and acute providers
can genuinely focus their attention on caring for their patients.