Helps determine the disposition of the patient, with a higher score corresponding to a higher level of care.
Addition of the assigned points.
Facts & Figures
Ranson's Criteria was developed in the 1970s to address pancreatitis mortality; however, it may over-estimate mortality given its study and development 30-40 years ago. The BISAP Score requires fewer patient variables and is likely just as accurate -- if not moreso -- than Ranson's criteria for predicting adverse outcome in patients with acute pancreatitis.
John H. C. Ranson, MD, (d. 1995) was a surgeon and director of the division of general surgery at the NYU. He helped improve the treatment of pancreatitis and developed a widely used system for predicting the outcome of pancreatic disease. Dr. Ranson was the co-author of Acute Pancreatitis.
To view Dr. John H.C. Ranson's publications, visit PubMed