With the development of the intensive care unit (ICU) for the specialized care of patients who are recovering from complex operations or are otherwise very ill, some clinicians became responsible for large numbers of patients defined not so much by their underlying illness itself as by its severity and complexity. These clinicians noted that patients who died had certain patterns and physiological conditions in common, and that these patterns and conditions appeared to be far more important prognosticators of mortality than the patient's diagnosis. Mortality Probability Model II (MPM II) is a mortality probability system using the presence or absence of a number of these conditions to aid in the process of evaluating patients for actions such as triage, rationing, futility determinations, and quality of care evaluation.

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