Mortality Predictions on Admission as a Context for Organizing Care Activities

Mark E. Cowen, MD, SM; Robert L. Strawderman, ScD; Jennifer L. Czerwinski, BA; , Mary Jo Smith, RN, MS; Lakshmi K. Halasyamani, MD


Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2013;8(5):229-235. 

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Death within 30 days can be predicted with information known at the time of admission, and is associated with the risk of having other adverse events. We believe the probability of death can be used to define strata of risk that provide a succinct common reference point for the multidisciplinary team to anticipate the clinical course of subsets of patients and intervene with proportional intensity.