Carl Otto Schell

Carl Otto Schell

Phd Student
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Hanson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Senior Consultant, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Department of 

  • Medicine, Nyköping Hospital, Sörmland County, Sweden


  • Research affiliations
    - Health Systems &

  • Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska
    - Centre for Clinical Research Sörmland, Eskilstuna, Uppsala University


  • My research interests are in the fields of global health, health systems,
    critical care and internal medicine. More specifically my focus is how to
    best use the potential of basic, feasible, low-cost actions in health
    care that are often overlooked in policy, research and medical practice.
    Current projects:
    - Essential Emergency and Critical Care: developing a research programme
    around the concept which is defined as the care all critically ill patients 

  • should receive in all hospitals in the world.

    - The Critical Illness and Sepsis Prevalence and Outcome Study (CRISPOS). A
    point prevalence study in district and referral hospitals in Malawi, Sri
    Lanka and Sweden. All inpatients, regardless of speciality or location in
    the hospital, are examined on the same day. Vital signs are taken, and
    ongoing treatments recorded. Primary aims are to estimate the prevalence of
    critical illness, hospital mortality rates and the risk of death for
    critically ill patients. Secondary aims are an assessment of the quality of
    care and the predictive value of signs such as ability to walk, capillary
    refill time, early warning scores and danger signs.


  • *2014-18: *Director of Resident training program, Department of Internal
    Medicine, Nyköpings Hospital
    *2009-13*: Head of Internship Program, Department of Internal Medicine,
    Nyköping Hospital


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  • Phd Student, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2003

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