JIPAD (ICU Patient registry in Japan) since 2014
From the preface in recent annual report.We are pleased to announce the completion of JIPAD’s fourth annual report. This year’s report tracks patients who were admitted to the ICU between April 1, 2018, and the end of March 2019 until their discharge from the hospital (until the end of September 2019). Forty-six institutions participated in this report, which was more than that of the previous years, and the total number of cases tracked was over 30,000. At the same time, more than 130,000 cases have been registered, and we are currently preparing to publish a Japanese version of the “Risk of Death model.” This year, the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s remote ICU committee—which was launched following the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s 2018 project to develop a clinical efficacy database and is one of our partners—was chosen by the ministry to take part in an artificial intelligence research project to build ICT infrastructure for clinical research and other areas. There are high hopes for using JIPAD data in this field, such as for the prediction of severity using AI. Going forward, a joint working group is attempting to enable each institution to perform web-based benchmarking. An article describing JIPAD that summarizes its efforts was published in the Journal of Critical Care. The publication of this first paper in an peer-review international journal is something to be commemorated. I hope you will all find the time to read it. As we expect even more institutions to participate in the future, it will likely become difficult to continue supporting the project with the current resources. We would like to ask for your continuous cooperation to accumulate useful data from various institutions so that our society can generate fascinating and useful research.
Satoru Hashimoto MD
The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Chair of the JIPAD Working Group March 20, 2020