Assessment scores in H1N1 infection
Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital das Clínicas (ICHC), University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Av. Dr. Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar, 255, 5 andar, Cerqueira César, CEP 05403-001, São Paulo, Brazil
Critical Care 2011, 15:458 doi:10.1186/cc10535
See related research by Adeniki and Cusack, http://ccforum.com/content/15/1/R39Published: 5 December 2011
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The usefulness of assessment scores in H1N1 patients is still undefined. The article by Adeniji and Cusack finds that the Simple Triage Scoring System (STSS) correctly predicts ICU admission and other outcomes in H1N1 patients . Other scores such as the CURB-65 do not perform well in these patients .