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Letter

Assessment scores in H1N1 infection

Rodrigo Antonio Brandão-Neto*, Alessandra Carvalho Goulart, Alfredo Nicodemos Cruz Santana, Augusto Scalabrini-Neto and Irineu Tadeu Velasco

Author Affiliations

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

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Critical Care 2011, 15:458  doi:10.1186/cc10535


See related research by Adeniki and Cusack, http://ccforum.com/content/15/1/R39

Published: 5 December 2011

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

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 [1]. Other scores such as the CURB-65 do not perform well in these patients [2].