Williams, A.; Harding, Hyacinth E.; Hambleton, Ian R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Predicting Outcome in the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To evaluate and compare the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, the Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II, and the admissions and 24 hour Mortality Probability Model (MPM0, MPM24) II scoring systems in a prospective cohort of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients idependent of the developmental sample. Method: Demographic, Clinical and laboratory data, admission diagnosis, length of ICU/hospital stay and outcome at hospital discharge were documented. Model calibration and discrimination were assessed using the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit test and calibration curves and the receiver operating characteristic curves respectively. Distribution differences were assessed using the Mann-Whitney distribution-free procedure.....