Table 5

Patient features and predicted outcomes

Description of patientEstimated risk of death (%)
Low risk: 56-year-old woman, MRC 1, ASA 2, PS 0, FEV1 81%, hypertension, ex-smoker, NSCLC stage IB, elective lobectomy90-day mortality (NLCA score)1.0
In-hospital mortality (Thoracoscore)1.1
Moderate risk: 70-year-old man, MRC 2, ASA 3, PS 1, FEV1 65%, COPD, hypertension, smoker, NSCLC stage IIB, elective lobectomy90-day mortality (NLCA score)6.4
In-hospital mortality (Thoracoscore)4.1
High risk: 81-year-old man, MRC 4, ASA 3, PS 2, FEV1 50%, COPD, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, ex-smoker, diabetes, NSCLC stage IIB, elective pneumonectomy90-day mortality (NLCA score)43.0
In-hospital mortality (Thoracoscore)26.2
  • ASA, American Society of Anaesthesiologists grade; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s; MRC, Medical Research Council dyspnoea score; NLCA, National Lung Cancer Audit; NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer; PS, performance status.