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Generating the APACHE II Score and Its Acute Physiology Score (APS)

Purpose:

To assess a hospitalized patient for severity of disease using the APACHE II score.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

R57

Description:

The APACHE II score is a general measure of disease severity, based on current physiologic measurements, age and previous health condition.  The score can help in the assessment of patients to determine the level and degree of diagnostic and therapeutic intervention.

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