J Surg Res 2021 May 5;265:259-264. Epub 2021 May 5.
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.
Background: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) appendicitis severity grading criteria use independent subscales for radiologists (Rad), surgeons (Surg), and pathologists (Path). We reviewed the EAST Multicenter Study of the Treatment of Appendicitis in America: Acute, Perforated, and Gangrenous (MUSTANG) database to determine rates of discordance and clinical consequences of inaccuracy.
Materials And Methods: A confusion matrix was constructed for pairs among Rad, Surg, and Path. Read More