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Comment & Response
May 9, 2017

Use of the qSOFA Score in the Emergency Department

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
JAMA. 2017;317(18):1909-1910. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3504

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.”