An error in a Thoracoscore calculator

Thoracoscore is a scoring system to predict the in-patient mortality of patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Whilst working in thoracic surgery, I noticed that the most commonly used1 “web calculator” provided by Société Française d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation had a small systematic error in its results.

I presented these findings at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgey in Great Britain & Ireland.

  1. At least it’s the top result on Google.