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Prognostic scoring systems for mortality in intensive care units — the APACHE model

Grzegorz Niewiński, Małgorzata H. Starczewska, Andrzej Kański
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2014.0010
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(1):46-49.

open access

Vol 46, No 1 (2014 Jan-Mar)
Review articles
Submitted: 2014-03-11

Abstract

The search for a tool enabling predicting morbidity and mortality among intensive care patients had been going on for years. 30 years ago it resulted in designing severity scoring systems which offer an objective quantification of illness severity of the patients admitted to ICU. APACHE (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Score). The most recently released version of APACHE IV, not only allow assessing patients on admission but also enable predicting risk of death during hospitalization. Severity scoring systems like APACHE IV is very useful but complicated and time consuming also. Their use without computer software is virtually impossible.

Abstract

The search for a tool enabling predicting morbidity and mortality among intensive care patients had been going on for years. 30 years ago it resulted in designing severity scoring systems which offer an objective quantification of illness severity of the patients admitted to ICU. APACHE (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Score). The most recently released version of APACHE IV, not only allow assessing patients on admission but also enable predicting risk of death during hospitalization. Severity scoring systems like APACHE IV is very useful but complicated and time consuming also. Their use without computer software is virtually impossible.

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Keywords

intensive therapy; mortality risk, prediction; intensive therapy, prognostic scoring systems, APACHE

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Title

Prognostic scoring systems for mortality in intensive care units — the APACHE model

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 46, No 1 (2014 Jan-Mar)

Pages

46-49

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2014.0010

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(1):46-49.

Keywords

intensive therapy
mortality risk
prediction
intensive therapy
prognostic scoring systems
APACHE

Authors

Grzegorz Niewiński
Małgorzata H. Starczewska
Andrzej Kański

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