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21st Nov 2014

New Surgical Outcome Risk Tool

A new surgical risk prediction tool has been developed as part of a collaborative effort between researchers from NCEPOD and the UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe).

The Surgical Outcome Risk Tool (SORT) allows rapid and simple data entry and provides a percentage 30-day mortality risk for adult inpatients undergoing non-cardiac, non-neurological surgery.

This work represents the largest analysis of risk prediction tools in a UK cohort of patients undergoing inpatient surgery in multiple surgical specialties (at the time of publication).

Full details can be found in this article published in the British Journal of Surgery.

To contact the corresponding author, Dr Karen Protopapa, and to view the tool itself click here.

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