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    CART (Cardiac Arrest Risk Triage) Score

    Predicts risk of in-hospital cardiac arrest.
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    Why Use
    • A systematic review of early warning system (EWS) scores, including CART, concluded that such scores perform well to predict cardiac arrest but that impact on outcomes and resource utilization is still uncertain, and current evidence is insufficient (Smith 2014).
    • Requires accurate respiratory rate.
    • Predicting deterioration in ward patients may be difficult. Validated risk scores such as CART may help.
    • Outperformed MEWS at predicting cardiac arrest in one study (AUROC 0.84 vs 0.78) (Churpek 2013).
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    Creator Insights
    Dr. Matthew M. Churpek

    About the Creator

    Matthew M. Churpek, MD, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has been awarded the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award. Dr. Churpek’s research focuses primarily on clinical prediction models, inpatient hospital deaths, and clinical deterioration.

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    Dr. Dana Edelson

    About the Creator

    Dana Edelson, MD, is an assistant professor of hospital medicine at the University of Chicago. She is also the executive medical director for inpatient quality and safety. Dr. Edelson’s primary research is focused on prevention and treatment of in-hospital cardiac arrest.

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