Performance of cumulative multiple organ failure (MOF) score to predict hospital mortality

J. E H M Vet, R. J. Bosman, H. M. Oudemans-Van Straaten, J. I. Van Der Spoel, D. F. Zandstra

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INTRODUCTION. Several scoring-systems have been published to quantify MOF. Aim of the present study was to establish which of 5 currently used MOF-scores (1-5) performed best for our ICU (discrimination between survival and death). METHODS. From September 1998 to April 1999, cumulative MOF scores on day 2, 3 and 4 of ICU treatment were obtained in 1296 patients; 80 patients were treated over 4 days. The cumulative MOF score (as percentage of maximal MOF points in three days) was compared with observed hospital mortality. RESULTS. the following R2 values were obtained: MODS 0.062, SOFA 0.966, LODS 0.014, Goris 0.892, OSF 0.952. CONCLUSION. Mortality correlated with the cumulative SOFA, OSF and Goris scores. No correlation was found with the cumulative MODS and LODS scores.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCritical care medicine
Issue number12 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999

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