Probability of survival as a prognostic and severity of illness score in critically ill surgical patients.

@article{Bland1985ProbabilityOS,
  title={Probability of survival as a prognostic and severity of illness score in critically ill surgical patients.},
  author={Richard D Bland and William C. Shoemaker},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={91-5}
}
A new quantitative method for measuring the prognosis and severity of illness in terms of probability of survival was developed from 224 studies in an index population of 220 critically ill surgical patients. Patients were selected preoperatively to eliminate pre-existing cardiac disease, cirrhosis, nutritional debility, shock or sepsis, in order to evaluate the physiologic relationships of surgical trauma to outcome free of confounding associated medical disorders. The empirically derived… CONTINUE READING
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