Mortality prediction in cardiac surgery patients: comparative performance of Parsonnet and general severity systems.


BACKGROUND Our purpose was to assess the performance of general severity systems (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation [APACHE], Simplified Acute Physiology Score [SAPS], and Mortality Probability Models [MPM]) and to compare them with the Parsonnet score to predict mortality after cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS This was a prospective… (More)


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