October 14, 2008

APACHE II calculator for Google Desktop

e-MedTools has released a new APACHE II calculator for Google Desktop.

This ICU severity of illness calculator that uses the APACHE II (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II) method outlined by Knaus et al. in 1985.

This scoring system has been validated in many subsequent clinical trials, and remains commonly used ICU severity of illness estimation. Scores calculated by the APACHE II method range from 0 to 71. Higher scores indicate greater severity of illness, and an increased risk of death.

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