A modified Elixhauser score for predicting in-hospital mortality in internal medicine admissions

Published: 8 February 2017
Author(s): Fabio Fabbian, Alfredo De Giorgi, Elisa Maietti, Massimo Gallerani, Marco Pala, Rosaria Cappadona, Roberto Manfredini, Ugo Fedeli
Section: Original Article

In-hospital mortality (IHM) is an indicator of the quality of care provided. The two most widely used scores for predicting IHM by International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are the Elixhauser (EI) and the Charlson Comorbidity indexes. Our aim was to obtain new measures based on internal medicine ICD codes for the original EI, to detect risk for IHM.