Admission COVID-19 clinical risk assessment for guiding patient placement and diagnostic testing strategy.

  title={Admission COVID-19 clinical risk assessment for guiding patient placement and diagnostic testing strategy.},
  author={Nick K. Jones and Isobel Ramsay and Elinor M Moore and Jonathan Fuld and Chris Adcock and Edward J Banham-Hall and Judith Lynn Babar and Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas and Hoi Ping Mok},
  journal={Clinical medicine},
INTRODUCTION Without universal access to point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 testing, many hospitals rely on clinical judgement alone for identifying cases of COVID-19 early. METHODS Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced a 'traffic light' clinical judgement aid to the COVID-19 admissions unit in mid-March 2020. Ability to accurately predict COVID-19 was audited retrospectively across different stages of the epidemic. RESULTS One SARS-CoV-2 PCR positive patient (1/41, 2%) was… 

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