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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2020 ) > List of Articles

EDITORIAL

A Good Workman Never Blames His Tools: Appropriate Use of Severity of Illness Scoring Systems Determines Their Utility!

Soonu Udani

Keywords : PELOD 2, PICU mortality, Quality improvement

Citation Information : Udani S. A Good Workman Never Blames His Tools: Appropriate Use of Severity of Illness Scoring Systems Determines Their Utility!. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (8):628-629.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23545

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Scoring systems in intensive care units allow assessment of the severity of disease and predicting mortality. They also help in allocation of resources and benchmarking performance when compared to other units and hence to development of skills within a unit. Their use needs to go beyond just mortality prediction and unit statistics. The data collected are useful for resource allocation, unit audits, comparison with local units as well as for quality improvement programs and education.


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