Performance of the score systems Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and III at an interdisciplinary intensive care unit, after customization

@article{Markgraf2001PerformanceOT,
  title={Performance of the score systems Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and III at an interdisciplinary intensive care unit, after customization},
  author={Rainer Markgraf and Gerd Deutschinoff and Ludger Pientka and T. A. H. M. Scholten and Cristoph Lorenz},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={31 - 36}
}
BACKGROUND Mortality predictions calculated using scoring scales are often not accurate in populations other than those in which the scales were developed because of differences in case-mix. The present study investigates the effect of first-level customization, using a logistic regression technique, on discrimination and calibration of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and III scales. METHOD Probabilities of hospital death for patients were estimated by applying… CONTINUE READING
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