Critical Care Scoring Systems
Physicians have long practiced the art of prognostication. This has always been highly subjective and is influenced by the individual’s clinical experiences, human factors such as optimism and fatigue, and the inability to fully weigh up the contributing factors of disease. In recent years, attempts have been made to minimize the effect of human error in decision-making processes by introducing severity of illness scoring systems.
KeywordsIntensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Patient Standardize Mortality Ratio Glasgow Coma Score Simplified Acute Physiology Score
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