Table 4.

Prospective Studies Using SAS Scores for Various Surgeries to Predict Immediate and Delayed Postoperative Complications (30 days).

Surgery Type (# of Patients) Ref. Prognostic Value (Y/N/Insignificant) Remarks
General/vascular surgery (143)39 Insignificant Suggested conducting randomized control trial
Spine (268)40 Yes
General orthopedic (723)41 No SAS did not predict 30-day major complications after general orthopedic surgery
Radical cystectomy (155)42 Yes
General surgery (2,125)43 Yes
Laparotomy (218)44 Yes
Non-cardiac surgeries (5,909)45 Yes
General and vascular surgeries (224)46 Yes
General, vascular, and orthopedic surgeries (223)47 Yes SAS uncorrelated with orthopedic patients who had major events
Renal mass excision (886)48 Yes
High-risk intra-abdominal surgeries (355)49 Yes SAS was significantly predictive but weakly discriminative for adverse events
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2018 January; 9(1): e0004. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2018 January 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10316