Plinio Pinna Pintor

Learn More
OBJECTIVE Because of national epidemiological differences in adult heart surgery in Europe, the effectiveness and desirability of a pan-European score for the assessment of quality of surgical care remains controversial. We assessed the predictive value of EuroSCORE in national subsets of the EuroSCORE database. METHODS The EuroSCORE development data set(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine if a preoperative risk stratification model can identify different surgical costs. METHODS Four hundred and eighty-eight patients undergoing open heart surgery between March 2000 and March 2001 were classified with the EuroSCORE model. Direct variable costs were prospectively collected, surgical team costs(More)
An integrated informatic system may have an important role in identifying and reducing those errors which affect the reliability of laboratory results. The present work reports on the development of a system that, by means of a computer connected with laboratory instrumentation, allows monitoring of global error (bias, random, gross) using classical(More)