APACHE II

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APACHE II (Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation) is a method commonly used in medicine and critical care for predicting the severity of illness. It was first developed in 1985[1] and is available online.[2] A score from 0 to 71 is computed based on several different parameters and the higher the score the more severe the disease and associated risk of death.

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  1. Knaus WA, Draper EA, Wagner DP, Zimmerman JE (October 1985). "APACHE II: a severity of disease classification system". Crit. Care Med. 13 (10): 818–29. PMID 3928249[e]
  2. It is available online at http://www.sfar.org/scores2/apache22.html