In a recent article in Archives, Horzic and colleagues1 suggest that the specialized colorectal Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the Enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity (Cr-POSSUM) is a promising tool for monitoring surgical outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery and there is a need for new scoring systems outside original development and validation populations. We agree with the authors.
Tez M, Tez S, Özalp N. We Need New Scoring Systems for Predicting Surgical Outcomes. Arch Surg. 2008;143(4):425-426. doi:10.1001/archsurg.143.4.425-b