To the Editor The quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score is much simpler and faster to accomplish than other screening tools and does not require results from laboratory analyses or invasive monitoring. It represents a useful score for the emergency department and ward. The study by Dr Freund and colleagues1 concluded that “qSOFA resulted in greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than did either SIRS [systemic inflammatory response syndrome] or severe sepsis.”
Scheer CS, Kuhn S, Rehberg S. Use of the qSOFA Score in the Emergency Department. JAMA. 2017;317(18):1909–1910. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3504
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