Physiological-social scoring is important in pandemic flu

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.669 (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:669
  1. Kirsty Challen, research fellow in emergency medicine (kirsty.challen@smtr.nhs.uk),
  2. John Bright, specialist registrar in respiratory medicine,
  3. Andrew Bentley, consultant in respiratory medicine and critical care,
  4. Darren Walter, clinical director, emergency medicine
  1. South Manchester University Hospitals Trust, Manchester M23 9LT

    EDITOR—Barlow argues that prognostic assessment will be important in a flu pandemic.1 Although the predictive tools CURB-65 and CRB-65 have been validated in terms of 30 day mortality,2 their limitations with respect to prediction of mortality have recently been highlighted. Their value as a track and triage tool …

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