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Monday, January 05, 2009

Case mix, outcome, and activity for admissions to ...[Crit Care. 2007] - PubMed Result

Case mix, outcome, and activity for admissions to ...[Crit Care. 2007] - PubMed Result: "RESULTS: A total of 2,677 admissions with SAP were identified (1.2% of all admissions). Mortality for these admissions was 31% in the critical care unit and 42% in hospital. The median length of stay in the critical care unit was 3.8 days and was similar for survivors and non-survivors. Increasing numbers of modified Glasgow criteria were associated with increasing hospital mortality, but better discrimination was provided by the APACHE II score and by several physiological parameters. CONCLUSION: SAP requiring critical care is associated with high mortality and long length of stay. The modified Glasgow criteria represent a simple measure of severity but were not designed to predict hospital mortality. It may be possible to develop a specific model for risk prediction in patients with SAP requiring critical care."