Introduction Clinically-based practices in Medical Toxicology are becoming more common as our subspecialty matures. To assist in promoting such services, the Medical Toxicology Foundation is offering $5,000 to fund research evaluating the potential economic and clinical benefits of medical toxicology services.
Award Objective The objective of a study funded by this award should be to measure the impact on patient care from the provision of medical toxicology services in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. This measurement should be performed using appropriate economic and/or clinical metrics. Such metrics may include, but are not limited to:
Cost analysis regarding hospital length of stay
Cost analysis regarding admission level of care (ICU vs telemetry vs regular bed)
Analysis of admission rates from Emergency Departments
Analysis of inpatient antidotal treatment costs
Cost analysis related to exotic testing and unconventional chelation therapy
Analysis of antidote safety
Cost analysis of diagnostic testing
Analysis of use of invasive procedures (IE: intubation, hemodialysis)
Quality measures (depression screening, medication reconciliation, medication-related fall risk)
Analysis of access to Medical Toxicologists
Award Amount: $5,000 over total funding period
Award Duration: 1 year
Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST on February 15, 2017. Applications can be sent via email to . Click here for application guidelines. Click here for NIH biosketch sample.
2015 MTF Practice Award
Tim Wiegand, MD University of Rochester Medical Center: Does Direct Medical Toxicology: Bedside Care Improve Upon Poison Center Based Protocols for Pediatric Antidepressant Ingestions?
2013 MTF Practice Award
Anthony Pizon, MD and colleagues at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Effects of Specialty Care on Cost and Length of Stay Following Hospitalization of the Poisoned Patient
Grant abstracts: Menke NB, King AM, Lynch MJ, Abesamis MG, Saul MI, Pizon AF. Effects of Medical Toxicology Specialty Care on Resource Utilization During Hospitalization of the Poisoned Patient. J Med Toxicol 2015;11:#10
Menke NB, King AM, Lynch MJ, Abesamis MG, Saul MI, Pizon AF. An Inpatient Toxicology Service Leads to Increased Hospital Revenue by Significantly Increasing the Number of Transferred Poisoned Patients. J med Toxicol 2015;11#74
Menke NB, King AM, Lynch MJ, Abesamis MG, Saul MI, Pizon AF. Effects of Medical Toxicology Specialty Care on Length of Stay Following Hospitalization of the Poisoned Patient. J Med Toxicol 2015;11#75