Meštrović, Julije; Ćatipović, Tatjana; Kardum, Goran; Polić, Branka; Stričević, Luka; Šustić, Alan
January 2007
Pedijatrija Danas: Pediatrics Today;2007, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p66
Academic Journal
Aim The aim of the study was to compare two of the most frequently used scoring systems in the PICU, PRISM III i PIM 2. Methods Admission data for the PRISM III and PIM 2 scoring systems were prospectively collected for 591 consecutively admitted patients aged ≤ 18 years, excluding preterm infants, treated at Split Clinical Hospital. We observed the discrimination and calibration values, as well as the standardized mortality ratio of PRISM III and PIM2. We intended to compare the above-mentioned scoring systems in order to choose the one that predicts mortality more accurately for our population of patients. Results The results have shown that both scoring systems, PIM 2 as well as PRISM III, are highly accurate in predicting mortality and can therefore be applied on our population. Conclusion Since PIM 2 is simpler, less blood is needed for the analysis, and is also free of charge, and we recommend PIM 2 to be used in PICUs.


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