Search Tag: scoring system

ICU Management

New Tool Helps Predict Surgical Patients' Pulmonary Risk

2015 30 Jul

A new analytical tool developed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital can help identify surgical patients at risk for respiratory complications. Using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP ® ), the Jefferson researchers devised a scoring system to identify risk factors for ventilator dependence... Read more

Executive Health Management

Tool Predicts Risk of Chronic Pain After Surgery

2015 22 Feb

A study has developed a new scoring system that helps physicians identify patients’ risks of chronic pain after surgery. Researchers needed to predict this risk at the time when surgery is being planned. Hence, they created a new planning tool that they could use prior to surgery. This is a crucial stage when doctors plan measures to be taken to prevent... Read more