volume 17, issue 3, P159-163 1991
DOI: 10.1007/bf01704720
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Abstract: In a prospective study 568 patients admitted to a mixed medical and surgical intensive therapy unit (ITU) were assessed using the Apache II severity of illness score to predict outcome. Their outcome was also predicted subjectively by a doctor and nurse on admission. There were 260 deaths in the group. The subjective predictions were compared with the Apache II predictions using logistic regression analysis and receiver-operating-characteristic curve measurement. The subjective assessments were found to be a m…

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