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Portsmouth POSSUM Score

Purpose:

To use the Portsmouth modification of the POSSUM score to estimate mortality in patients undergoing surgery.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, surgery, social stability, public health

ICD-10:

T88.8, T88.9

Description:

Whiteley et al modified the mortality probability calculation from the POSSUM score. Their data suggested that the original POSSUM score overestimated mortality, especially at lower scores. Prytherch et al later reported another but similar score. The authors are from the Portsmouth Hospitals in England.

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