Validation of postinjury multiple organ failure scores.

  title={Validation of postinjury multiple organ failure scores.},
  author={Angela Sauaia and Ernest Eugene Moore and Jeffrey R. Johnson and David J. Ciesla and Walter L. Biffl and Anirban Banerjee},
  volume={31 5},
Most multiple organ failure (MOF) scores were developed over a decade ago, but little has been done in terms of validation and to understand the differences between populations identified by each of them. Given the lack of a gold standard, validation must rely on association with objective adverse outcomes. Thus, we propose to (a) validate two widely accepted MOF scores (Denver and Marshall), examining their association with adverse outcomes in a postinjury population; and (b) compare risk… CONTINUE READING