Parsonnet score is a good predictor of the duration of intensive care unit stay following cardiac surgery.

@article{Lawrence2000ParsonnetSI,
  title={Parsonnet score is a good predictor of the duration of intensive care unit stay following cardiac surgery.},
  author={David R Lawrence and Oswaldo Valencia and Eric E Smith and Andrew James Murday and Tom Treasure},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          429-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of the Parsonnet score (PS) in identifying preoperatively patients that are likely to spend < 24 hours on the intensive care unit (ICU) following cardiac surgery. METHOD Prospectively collected data on 5591 patients were analysed. PS, mortality, the length of stay on the ICU (ICU-LOS), number of patients with clinical evidence of stroke, need for haemofiltration, resternotomy for bleeding, tracheostomy, and use of intra-aortic balloon pump were documented as… CONTINUE READING
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