Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients

29 junio 2015

The world’s first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients, and their life expectancy within the next 30 days, has been developed by scientists. To determine the score, patients are asked about simple parameters such as their age, height and weight. They are also asked for a personal estimate of their mobility and eating behavior — as well as their general condition. Using a weighted points system, a general risk score can be derived which can be used in the hospital to ensure quality, for studies and for the purposes of evaluation.