2015, Number 5
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ABSTRACTBackground: SOFA score (Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score) is a simple system to determine the dysfunction or failure of fundamental organs.
Objective: to determine the predictive value of SOFA in the mortality of surgical patients.
Method: a descriptive and prospective study was conducted in 173 surgical patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of "Joaquín Albarrán Domínguez" Hospital during the year 2013.
Results: SOFA score, applied 24 and 48 hours after the patients were admitted, showed a high discriminating power (values of 0, 85 and 0, 95 under the ROC curve, respectively) and an adequate rate of success with a 76, 9 % for a cut-point › = 2 and a 91, 4 % for a cut-point › = 3 respectively.
Conclusions: SOFA score was useful for predicting the mortality of surgical patients mainly 48 hours after the patients were admitted when there was a better rate of success and discriminating power.
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