Validation of the Surgical Apgar Score in a veteran population undergoing general surgery.

@article{Melis2014ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Surgical Apgar Score in a veteran population undergoing general surgery.},
  author={Marcovalerio Melis and Antonio Pinna and Shunpei Okochi and Antonio Masi and Alan S. Rosman and Dena Neihaus and John K. Saunders and Elliot Newman and Thomas H. Gouge},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2014},
  volume={218 2},
  pages={218-25}
}
BACKGROUND The Surgical Apgar Score (SAS, a 10-point score calculated using limited intraoperative data) can correlate with postoperative morbidity and mortality after general surgery. We evaluated reliability of SAS in a veteran population. STUDY DESIGN We prospectively collected demographics, medical history, type of surgery, and postoperative outcomes… CONTINUE READING