Risk factors for and prediction of mortality in critically ill medical-surgical patients receiving heparin thromboprophylaxis.

Previous studies have suggested that prediction models for mortality should be adjusted for additional risk factors beyond the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) score. The objective was to identify risk factors independent of APACHE II score and construct a prediction model to improve the predictive accuracy for hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) mortality. The team used data from a multicenter randomized controlled trial (PROTECT, Prophylaxis for Thromboembolism in Critical Care Trial) to build a new prediction model for hospital and ICU mortality. The primary outcome was all-cause 60-day hospital mortality, and the secondary outcome was all-cause 60-day ICU mortality. The team used data from a multicenter randomized controlled trial (PROTECT, Prophylaxis for Thromboembolism in Critical Care Trial) to build a new prediction model for hospital and ICU mortality. Our primary outcome was all-cause 60-day hospital mortality, and the secondary outcome was all-cause 60-day ICU mortality.

Compared with the APACHE II score alone, the new prediction model increases data collection, is more complex but does not substantially improve discriminative ability.

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