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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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The value of traditional vital signs, shock index, and agebased markers in predicting trauma mortality.
Application of the shock index to the prediction of need for hemostasis intervention.
Use of the shock index to diagnose acute hypovolemia.
Unplanned transfers to the intensive care unit: The role of the shock index. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 5(8), 460-465.
Different age adjusted and hourly cut-off values, their distribution, sensitivity, specificity as prognostic marker of sepsis/ septic shock, confidence interval, likelihood ratio and the area under ROC (Receiver-Operating Curve) was calculated for absolute values of shock index and changes in shock index at admission and hourly intervals and the relative risk of mortality obtained.
Groups were compared in aspects of increase or decrease in shock index using relative risk and expressed with 95% confidence interval.
In our study, of those who survived 9 (56%) and among died 7 (43.75%) had increase in SI and decrease in shock index was noted in 23 (76.6%) of survived and 9 (23.7%) of died.
In the results of this group, we conducted an analysis on the linear correlation of the patient intraoperative total amount of RBCs with shock index, APACHE II scoring, and Hb value when entering the operation room.