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Patient Severity Index (PSI)

Purpose:

To evaluate the severity of a patient's illness using the Patient Severity Index of Horn et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, economic cost

ICD-10:

Z51.9

Description:

Horn et al developed a Patient Severity Index (PSI) that can be used for preparing case mix groups of hospitalized patients. The authors are from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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