Our study suggests a role for recalibration of the APACHE system
within the Australian and New Zealand critical care community, in order to 'localise' the system to patient populations and treating hospital characteristics.
The APACHE system
, as one representative system, defines severity as "the risk of dying among ICU patients" (Iezzoni, 1990).
The APACHE system
provides comparisons of ICU performance, and concurrent and prospective information about an individual patient's daily progress--in effect, a "one-two punch" that helps reinforce cost and quality improvement with daily data.
APACHE II is a refinement of the original APACHE system
designed at the George Washington University Medical Center to make prognoses about patients that would help defined appropriate admission criteria for ICUs.
QinetiQ North America will provide AED's Apache Division with specific onsite support services, ranging from reviews of airworthiness documents, such as Airworthiness Releases (AWRs) and Safety of Flight (SOF) Messages, to reviews of Apache system
safety issues and risk management assessments.
Not only do our products help the Apache system
increase aircrew survivability and lethality, they play a key role in protecting soldiers' lives on the ground as well," said James M.
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NYSE:MCK), to implement an automatic electronic interface that will enable the APACHE system
to receive data from McKessonHBOC's Pathways Care Manager, an acute-care oriented point-of-care information system with customized features for intensive care units (ICUs).
We plan to use the APACHE system
to evaluate our results and make whatever process improvements the evidence may dictate.
By extending the APACHE system
to North Collier Hospital, "NCHHS will now be providing our staff with a consistent way of measuring and managing critical care services across the healthcare system," explained NCHHS Executive Vice President Edward A.
These on-line interfaces enable hospitals to automatically upload clinical, financial, ADT (admission, discharge and transfer) and other data directly into the APACHE system
From a management perspective, she added, "the savings we have achieved and our projected savings are real and significant, and could not be planned or implemented without the APACHE system