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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 279--81

Predicting mortality in stroke.

Department of Medicine, MGIMS, Sevagram, Wardha (MS), India., India

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A Bhalla
Department of Medicine, MGIMS, Sevagram, Wardha (MS), India.
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Physicians are faced with the task of predicting the immediate and long term outcome in stroke patients. It is also important to efficiently and optimally utilize resources. We used APACHE III scoring system or predicting in hospital outcome in patients with stroke. We found it to be sensitive (>90%) and resonably specific (73%) in predicting short term, in-hospital mortality, in our study group.


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