Does the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score more accurately predict in-hospital mortality than the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or severe sepsis criteria among emergency department patients with suspected infection? Freund et al set out to answer this question.
They found that among patients presenting to the emergency department setting with suspected infection, the use of qSOFA resulted in greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than either SIRS or severe sepsis.
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