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This Month's Anesthesiology Journal CME
Read the article by Sessler et al . entitled “Broadly applicable risk stratification system for predicting duration of hospitalization andmortality” on page 1026 and the accompanying editorials by Orkin entitled “Risk stratification, risk adjustment, and other risks” on page 1001 and Cohen and Hannenberg entitled “Risk stratification index: An important advance in comparing health care apples to oranges” on page 1004 of this issue.
After completing this activity, the learner should be able to apply the principles of risk stratification to their practice, judge the relative merits of current public risk stratification systems, and recognize patients who are at increased risk of mortality based on their diagnosis codes.
Authors: Daniel I. Sessler, M.D., and Armin Schubert, M.D.,M.B.A., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material. Jeffrey C. Sigl, Ph.D., Paul J. Manberg, Ph.D., Scott D. Kelley, M.D., and Nassib G. Chamoun, M.S., are employees of Covidien, Inc. The study was supported by Aspect Medical Systems (Norwood, MA); Aspect was recently acquired by Covidien (Dublin, Ireland). The study was designed and conducted collaboratively by investigators from both organizations. Covidien employees have a financial interest in their company, but none of the other authors has a personal financial interest in this research. The risk stratification system presented, along with anticipated future updates, will be placed in the public domain for unrestricted use by all interested parties.
Author: Fredrick K. Orkin, M.D., M.B.A., S.M., has no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Authors: Norman A. Cohen, M.D., and Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
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