Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
ECMO Outcome Prediction Scores for Estimating Likelihood of Patient Survival
Data from the ELSO Registry has been utilized to create outcome prediction
scores to allow estimation of likelihood of survival in patients selected for ECMO in different settings. The table
below notes a series of scores for specific patient populations. The scores were developed with use of data from the
ELSO Registry. The references and associated websites with access to the scores are listed. These calculators are
recommended for use by clinicians and researchers but are not recommended to be used for determining individual
patient management while on ECMO or patient selection for ECMO.
ELSO takes no responsibility for accuracy or application of calculations generated or for the use of these
The RESP score below (with attached button link) was
developed as collaborative research by ELSO, The Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care
Research Centre and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. This research was funded through
the ELSO Research Program.
For adult patients on ECMO or respiratory failure
The PIPER score below (with attached button link) was
developed as collaborative research by ELSO, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. This
research was funded through the ELSO Research Program.