The relationship between a severity of illness indicator and mortality and length-of-stay.

@article{Hicks1993TheRB,
  title={The relationship between a severity of illness indicator and mortality and length-of-stay.},
  author={N J Hicks and R M Kammerling},
  journal={Health trends},
  year={1993},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={65-8}
}
One important determinant of the cost and outcome of medical care is the severity of illness; there is no routinely available severity measure used in the United Kingdom. An American clinical information system, Medisgroups, was used to allocate 2,279 general medical patients to one of five admission severity groups in an English teaching hospital. The results showed a highly significant association between increasing severity and both length-of-stay and mortality. However, a further analysis… CONTINUE READING

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