Sequential organ failure assessment score predicts mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting

@inproceedings{Chang2017SequentialOF,
  title={Sequential organ failure assessment score predicts mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting},
  author={Chih-Hsiang Chang and Shao-wei Chen and P C Fan and Cheng-Chia Lee and Huang-Yu Yang and Su-Wei Chang and Heng-Chih Pan and Feng-Chun Tsai and Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is generally associated with underlying disease and surgical factors overlooked in preoperative prognostic models. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) scores are widely used in intensive care units for outcome prediction. This study investigated the accuracy of these models in predicting mortality. METHODS Between January 2010 and April 2013, 483 patients who… CONTINUE READING