The Canadian Adaptive Platform Trial in Intensive Care (CAPTIC) program, funded by the CIHR-SPOR (Canadian Institute for Health Research – Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) seeks to introduce the model of the platform trial to Canadian critical care clinical research. Platform trials can study several treatments for a disease simultaneously and increase the chances that patients in the trial will receive treatments that seem to be performing better. They provide an opportunity for patients to play a role in accelerating knowledge and merging clinical research with quality improvement.
We are a team of clinicians and researchers based out of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada dedicated to improving the standard of care in the intensive care unit (ICU). We are developing a research model that is engaging patients, accelerating knowledge generation, and merging clinical research with quality improvement.