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Audit in intensive care. The APACHE II classification of severity of disease.

By A. M. Chisakuta and J. P. Alexander

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The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation System (APACHE II) was used in 451 patients admitted to the intensive care unit, Belfast City Hospital, in 1988 and 1989. Mortality in the patients studied was 15.5% which is slightly less than that predicted for patients with equal severity of disease (18.8%). Within the limitations discussed the APACHE II system has valuable potential both in terms of predictive power and as a means of audit

Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Ulster Medical Society
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