APACHE II score does not predict multiple organ failure or mortality in postoperative surgical patients.

@article{Cerra1990APACHEIS,
  title={APACHE II score does not predict multiple organ failure or mortality in postoperative surgical patients.},
  author={Frank B. Cerra and Farncesco Negro and Jonathan H Abrams},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={125 4},
  pages={519-22}
}
A clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the ability of the APACHE (acute physiology and chronic health care) II system to predict the development of multiple organ failure syndrome and subsequent mortality. The study was conducted in a university general surgery intensive care unit using the admission APACHE II score. Over a 1-year period, 92 patients qualified for the study, 24 of whom survived, 69 of whom suffered multiple organ failure syndrome, and 68 of whom died. The APACHE II score… CONTINUE READING

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