Correction to: To develop a regional ICU mortality prediction model during the first 24 h of ICU admission utilizing MODS and NEMS with six other independent variables from the critical care information system (CCIS) Ontario, Canada

  • Raymond KaoEmail author
  • Fran Priestap
  • Allan Donner
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Correction to: J Intensive Care

In the original publication of this article [1], there were several transcription errors in the logistic regression equation model as below:
  1. a.

    Equation published:

    Log [Mortality (at 24 h ICU admission)] = −5.18 + 0.80[age(40–79)] + 1.71[age(>80)] + 0.60[Sex(male = 0 and female = 1) + 0.98[Other source admission] + 0.00[Operating room/post-anesthesia care] + 1.00[ER admission] + 1.12[Hospital-outside or within LHIN] + 1.60[Ward admission] Cardiovascular/Cardiac/Vascular] + 0.00[−0.81[Other diagnosis]− 0.80[Gastrointestinal] − 0.56[Respiratory] − 0.32[Trauma] + 0.002[Neurological] − 0.30[ICU re-admission] − 0.21[CCI(1–3)] + 0.05[CCI(>3)] + 0.0[NEMS(0–22)] + 0.39 [NEMS(23–29)] + 1.02[NEMS(≥300] + 1.18[MODS(1–4)] +1.91[MODS(5–8)] + 2.90[MODS(9–120] + 3.56[MODS(≥130].

  1. b.
    Corrected equation:
    $$ Logit\ \left[ Mortality\ \left( at\ 24\ h\ ICU\ admission\right)\right]=-5.41+0.00\left[ age\left(0-39\right)\right]+0.80\left[ age\ \left(40-79\right)\right]+1.71\left[ age\left(>80\right)\right]-0.06\left[ Sex\ \left( male=0\ and\ female=1\right)\right]+0.98\left[ Other\ source\ admission\right]+0.00\left[ Operating\ room/ post\ anesthesia\ care\right]+1.00\left[ ER\ admission\right]+1.12\ \left[ Hospital- outside\ or\ within\ LHIN\right]+1.60\left[ Ward\ admission\right]+0.00\left[ Cardiovascular/ Cardiac/ Vascular\right]-0.81\left[ Other\ diagnosis\right]-0.80\left[ Gastrointestinal\right]-0.56\left[ Respiratory\right]-0.32\ \left[ Trauma\right]+0.002\left[ Neurological\right]+0.30\left[ ICU\ re- admission\right]-0.21\left[ CCI\ \left(1-3\right)\right]+0.05\left[ CCI\left(>3\right)\right]+0.0\left[ NEMS\ \left(0-22\right)\right]+0.39\ \left[ NEMS\ \left(23-29\right)\right]+1.02\left[ NEMS\left(\ge 30\right)\right]+1.18\left[ MODS\ \left(1-4\right)\right]+1.91\left[ MODS\ \left(5-8\right)\right]+2.90\left[ MODS\ \left(9-12\right)\right]+3.56\left[ MODS\ \left(\ge 13\right)\right]. $$

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  1. 1.
    Kao, et al. J Intensive Care. 2016;4:16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of National DefenseRoyal Canadian Medical ServicesOttawaCanada
  2. 2.London Health Sciences Center, Divisions of Critical Care and Robarts Research InstituteWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  3. 3.Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard UniversityBostonUSA

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