Application of the APACHE II and III prognostic scoring methods in the 14-bed Intensive Care Unit at Queen Mary Hospital
Dr Chan, Jane Chun Kwong (Principal investigator)
Emeritus Professor Lam Wah Kit (Co-Investigator)
Health Services Research Fund - Full Grants
To evaluate the usefulness of the APACHE II and III prognostic scoring methods in the 14-bed ICU at Queen Mary Hospital; to compare our ICU performance in terms of actual mortality with the predicted mortality based on the APACHE II predictive equation; to correlate the APACHE II and III severity scores. As the mortality prediction equation for APACHE III is only commercially available, a close correlation between APACHE II and III scores would support using the APACHE II scoring and prediction method as the standard method rather than financially investing in the APACHE III system.