Predicting post-op respiratory failure

This large derivation and validation cohort from NSQIP found 5 factors significantly increased the risk of post-op respiratory failure; these included type of surgery, emergency surgery, low functional status, pre-op sepsis and higher ASA class, which had excellent predictive value; the online calculator can be found at this (site) (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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