Electronic health record risk score provides earlier prognostication of clinical outcomes in patients admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this observational study, we compared the prognostic ability of an electronic health record (EHR)-derived risk score, the Rothman Index (RI), automatically derived on admission, to the first 24-hour Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score for outcome prediction in the modern cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). We found that while the 24-hour SOFA score provided modestly superior discrimination for both in-hospital and CICU mortality, the RI upon CICU admission had better calibration for both outcomes. Given the ubiquitous nature of EHR utilization in the United States, the RI may become an important tool to rapidly risk stratify CICU patients within the ICU and improve resource allocation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kunitomo, Y; Thomas, A; Chouairi, F; Canavan, ME; Kochar, A; Khera, R; Katz, JN; Murphy, C; Jentzer, J; Ahmad, T; Desai, NR; Brennan, J; Miller, PE

Published Date

  • August 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 238 /

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 33891906

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2021.04.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States