Evaluation of the relationship between preoperative risk scores, postoperative and total length of stays and hospital costs in coronary bypass surgery.

@article{Kurki2001EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the relationship between preoperative risk scores, postoperative and total length of stays and hospital costs in coronary bypass surgery.},
  author={Tuula S. Kurki and Unto T H{\"a}kkinen and Jorma Lauharanta and Juhani O R{\"a}m{\"o} and Mauri Leijala},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1183-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Several risk indices have been developed for the prediction of postoperative mortality and morbidity in coronary artery bypass operations, in which the risk scores are currently recorded as routine praxis. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the risk scores can be used to predict the hospital (LOS) and postoperative (POS) lengths of stay and total costs among coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. METHODS All first-time CABG patients (n=2104) treated at… CONTINUE READING