The program calculates the body surface area from the height and weight of a patient. The constants used in the formula are from an article by G.B. Haycock, G.J. Schwartz and D.H. Wisotsky, Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 93, pages 62-66 (1978). The formula is reported to be valid for patients from infants to adults.
The formula is:
BSA = 0.024265 * height0.3964 * mass0.5378
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