As hospitals around the world are faced with an influx of patients with covid-19, there is an urgent need for a tool that will allow the early identification of patients who are at the highest risk of death.
This study published in the BMJ on Wednesday evening looked at data from more than 57,000 hospital admissions in the UK to develop and validate a prognostic scoring system for hospitalised patients.
This study is part of the ISARIC 4C (Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium).
Dr Stephen Knight, NIHR Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh & General Surgical Registrar
Dr Antonia Ho, Clinical Senior Lecturer, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research & Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Prof Ewen Harrison, Professor of Surgery and Data Science, University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant Surgeon
Prof Calum Semple, Professor in Child Health and Outbreak Medicine, University of Liverpool, and ISARIC 4C co-lead