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Risk stratification in assessing risk in coronary artery bypass surgery

Rees, Mike and Dineschandra, Jitesh (2006) Risk stratification in assessing risk in coronary artery bypass surgery. In: Lee, D.J. and Mitra, Sunanda and Nutter, Brian and Archibald, James and Antani, Sameer, (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2006, Salt Lake City, USA, 22-23 June 2006. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 303-308. ISBN 0769525171


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2006.141


We present the need for risk stratification in the monitoring of cardiac surgical practice and review the frequentist and Bayesian approaches to the problem. Developments in the available databases are described. Enhancements to the Parsonnet and EuroSCORE systems are reviewed. We argue that in the UK, although the use of the Parsonnet system is inappropriate and that the EuroSCORE system is a clear improvement, there are advantages in adopting a system based on a Bayesian model for risk assessment.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:2809
Deposited On:08 Dec 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:31

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