The Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) aims to improve the quality of care for patients with critical pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease in North America and abroad. It is a unique collaborative of leaders in pediatric cardiac critical care, cardiac surgery, and cardiology who represent a diverse group of centers caring for these vulnerable patients.
The core pillars of collaborative quality improvement serve as the foundation for PC4: purposeful collection of specific clinical data on outcomes and practice, timely performance feedback to clinicians, and continuous improvement based on empirical analysis and collaborative learning. Members include nearly two-thirds of all hospitals caring for pediatric patients with congenital heart disease in the United States.
ArborMetrix’s tailored registry solution for PC4 deploys rigorous analytics, grounded in scientific best practices, which results in credible and valid data that builds the physician trust and engagement needed for collaborative quality improvement. PC4 provides participating hospitals with:
Learn more about PC4 at pc4quality.org.
PC4 and its participating centers have collectively achieved outstanding results and greatly enhanced care for their patients. A few highlights include:
The Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) aims to improve the quality of care to patients with critical pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease in North America and abroad.
"There isn’t any question that our partnership with ArborMetrix has been the major driver in getting the collaborative to where we are today. In 2012, we started off with the vision of being a collaborative that could improve the lives of patients and their families touched by congenital heart disease. Through the use of the ArborMetrix platform, we have achieved a significant reduction in cardiac surgical mortality in children since our collaborative was initiated."
Executive Director, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium; Co-Director, Cardiac Networks United