Journal article

Perioperative mortality score: data collection and cost

S Achuthan, A Smirk, A Keeble, K Leslie

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2011

Abstract

The perioperative mortality score aims to predict mortality in elderly patients undergoing noncardiac surgery using three preoperative risk factors (age, albumin and American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status) and then modify this risk assessment if any of three postoperative complications occur (unplanned intensive care unit admission, systemic inflammation and acute renal failure). In order to determine the cost of routine perioperative mortality score calculation in future research, we audited the incidence of clinician-initiated preoperative albumin, pre- and postoperative creatinine and postoperative white cell count testing in patients aged > or = 70 years presenting for ele..

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