ANZICS CTG Endorsed Study


Targeted intensive care test ordering cluster trial

Study Description

The study will include approximately 70,000 critically ill patients from 66 ICUs in Australia and New Zealand and is designed to test the hypothesis that a targeted approach to diagnostic test ordering is non-inferior to routine test ordering (a usual care approach) with respect to in-hospital mortality.

Administering Institution

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia


Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), Choosing Wisely Campaign, ANZICS CORE

Sample Size

~70,000 patients

Project Status as of June 2019

The results of a funding application to the NHMRC are awaited. The protocol will be finalised after this.




Ed Litton (email)