Preoperative early warning scores can predict in-hospital mortality and critical care admission following emergency surgery.

@article{Garcea2010PreoperativeEW,
  title={Preoperative early warning scores can predict in-hospital mortality and critical care admission following emergency surgery.},
  author={Giuseppe S. Garcea and Ramarao Ganga and Christopher P. Neal and Seok Ling Ong and Ashley Robert Dennison and David Paul Berry},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={159 2},
  pages={729-34}
}
BACKGROUND EWS is frequently used to monitor acute admissions requiring emergency surgery. This study examined preoperative early warning scoring (EWS) and its ability to predict mortality and critical care admission. Postoperative EWS was also evaluated as a predictor of mortality. METHODS Preoperative EWS, age, physiologic and operative severity (POSSUM) scores, ASA grade, and serology were compared in 280 patients undergoing emergency surgery. RESULTS Two hundred eighty patients were… CONTINUE READING

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