Preoperative Surgical Risk Predictions Are Not Meaningfully Improved by Including the Surgical Apgar Score: An Analysis of the Risk Quantification Index and Present-on-Admission Risk Models

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(Abstracted from Anesthesiology, 123:1059–1066, 2015)

The Risk Quantification Index (RQI) and the Present-on-Admission Risk (POARisk) model are both used to estimate surgical risk and predict postoperative mortality. The RQI estimates 30-day mortality and morbidity, and the POARisk model estimates in-hospital mortality.

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