Comparison of multiple organ dysfunction scores in the prediction of hospital mortality in the critically ill.

@article{Pettil2002ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of multiple organ dysfunction scores in the prediction of hospital mortality in the critically ill.},
  author={Ville Pettil{\"a} and Markus Pettil{\"a} and Seppo S Sarna and Petri E. Voutilainen and Olli S Takkunen},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1705-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the scales and predictive power for hospital mortality of three recent multiple organ dysfunction scores. DESIGN Prospective, observational, validation cohort study. SETTING A ten-bed medical-surgical intensive care unit in a Finnish tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS Among the 591 consecutive patients admitted, 520 patients who stayed >4 hrs were studied. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Clinical and laboratory data were collected daily. Acute Physiology and Chronic… CONTINUE READING