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  • Explanation: We stopped collecting this in 2006
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SAPS II is a ... [1]

SAPS II was initially collected in Medicine Database Program.

  • Start date:October 1.03
  • Stop date: December 31, 2006 (January 1, 2007, medicine retained only a few item to be used for ALERT Scale score.

NOTE: SAP II was collected in parallel with APACHE II for Medicine.

Legacy Data

Collection of SAPS II in Medicine was discontinued 31 Dec 2006.

SAPS – Simplified Acute Physiological Score Oct 14.2004 Who was it developed by:

  • SAPS was developed by LeGall & associates in 1984
  • It is now in its second generation (SAPS II)


  • It was developed to offer a more simplified version of the original APACHE model.
  • Like APACHE, SAPS is an objective and quantitative measure of the severity of illness.
  • Like APACHE, SAPS employs statistical methodology to determine the range for predictor variables, to assign points to each of these ranges and to convert a SAPS score to a probability of hospital mortality. (outcomes of care or the process of care).

SAPS score adjusts for co-morbidities to a more limited extend than does APACHE II.

  • Like APACHE, SAPS provides a foundation of “objective” analysis, which can assist physicians, nurse managers and administrators to assess, understand and compare performance, outcomes and efficiency of health care delivery on their wards to others.
  • Unlike APACHE, SAPS does not require a diagnosis to obtain the probability of hospital mortality.


  • The model relies on 13 physiological variables + age
  • Comorbidity – limited to metastatic Cancer, hematological

malignancy or AIDS.

  • Patient type: Medical, Elective or Emergent Surgical
  • Total Maximum Score = 160

Scoring Tables:

Possible Total Score