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Introduction: Burns is a traumatic condition with a very high mortality rate. In an effort to prevent greater mortality in burn conditions, a predictor is needed to optimize the prediction of death in burn patients. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of red blood cell distribution width ratio (RDW) to platelets (PLT) as a predictor of mortality in burn patients at Dr. Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia.

Methods: This study was a retrospective cohort analytic observational study. A total of 51 research subjects participated in this study. Observation of clinical data and sociodemographic and laboratory evaluations were carried out. Data analysis was carried out with SPSS in univariate, bivariate, and diagnostic tests.

Results: The RPR diagnostic test on observation ≥ 7 days is more sensitive and specific than that on observation ≥ 3 days. This study shows that both observations ≥ 3 days and observations ≥ 7 days show similarity, where the RPR value is much higher in cases of mortality than in cases of alive.

Conclusion: RPR value ≥ 7 days has prognostic value with better sensitivity and specificity in predicting mortality in burn patients.


Diagnosis Burns Platelet Red blood cell distribution width

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Tanto, B. P., Abda Arif, & Erial Bahar. (2023). Prognostic Test of Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Ratio with Platelets as a Predictor of Mortality in Burn Patients at Dr. Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia. Sriwijaya Journal of Surgery, 5(2), 527-531.