Background: In Japan, 2 guidelines are published, the clinical guidelines for medical treatment of acute stage Kawasaki disease(KD)(2012) and guidelines for diagnosis and management of cardiovascular sequelae in KD(2013). Patient Condition Adaptive Path System (PCAPS) is a technique to structure clinical knowledge. It places “patient condition” as a core, to which multiple “target conditions” are linked. On the other hand, patients of KD ware focused the severity of the disease and therapeutic strategy influences the improvement.
Purpose: The purpose is confirming the PCAPS KD contents, which complied two Japanese Guidelines and to evaluate adaption of the contents.
Methods: PCAPS content is composed of Clinical Process Chart (CPC) and Unit Sheet (US).CPC is an overhead view of clinical path consisting of a chain of units. CPC was made according the guidelines, and coronary evaluation, CHF, cardiac catheterization and ACS unit can activate on time. CPC stratify the patient’s severity. US are composed of specific healthcare tasks in a unit.
Results: We confirm PCAPS KD contents on the base of 2 guidelines. We can evaluate diagnostic process and severity of KD by route analysis using CPC (figure). We can visualize relationship between treatments and severity by US. US are effective to support the decision on treatment and examinations. From the analysis, there are no lack of the unit and route, and confirm the advice to decision making.
Conclusions: PCAPS can easily analyze the severity and clinical process from CPC route analysis because PCAPS is electrical path which can automatically store the data of each hospital. From US data, there are possibilities to find new severity score.