Are targeted preoperative risk prediction tools more powerful? A test of models for emergency colon surgery in the very elderly.

@article{Kwok2011AreTP,
  title={Are targeted preoperative risk prediction tools more powerful? A test of models for emergency colon surgery in the very elderly.},
  author={Alvin Chi-Ming Kwok and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Angela Maria Bader and Atul A. Gawande},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 2},
  pages={220-5}
}
BACKGROUND Whether preoperative risk prediction improves with the use of more patient- and procedure-targeted models is unclear. We created a customized preoperative mortality risk prediction score for patients 80 years or older needing an emergency colectomy and compare it with existing, more generic risk assessment methods. STUDY DESIGN A targeted mortality prediction model was created using 2007 to 2008 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP… CONTINUE READING