The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation announces the deadline of June 15,1995, for receipt of applications for research grants to start January 1, 1996. Grants are limited to a total of $50,000, cannot include indirect costs, and must be completed within two years. Priority is given to studies that concern problems of anesthesia for relatively healthy patients, that use existing medical knowledge, and that promise improved methods of patient safety readily incorporated into clinical practice.
Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: new clinical methods of prevention and/or early diagnosis of mishaps, evaluation of new and/or reevaluation of old technologies for prevention and diagnosis, identification of predictors of patients and anesthetists at increased risk for mishaps, development of innovative methods for measurement of cost-effectiveness of techniques designed to increase patient safety, and approaches to acquiring scientifically valid data about any complex problem related to patient safety. Innovative ideas are encouraged.
Guidelines describing the scope of the grant program and the application format may be obtained from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Executive Office; 1400 Locust St., 9 Ermine; Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Awards will be announced at the annual meeting of the APSF on October 20,1995.