Performance of illness severity scores to guide disposition of emergency department patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.

@article{Groot2012PerformanceOI,
  title={Performance of illness severity scores to guide disposition of emergency department patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.},
  author={Bas de Groot and Ernie R J T de Deckere and Roos D Flameling and Maro H. Sandel and Alice Vis},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={316-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the number of emergency department (ED) patients with severe sepsis who are admitted to the ICU and to assess whether the predisposition, infection, response and organ failure (PIRO) score can be used as a clinical decision-making tool for guiding the disposition of ED sepsis patients to wards or the ICU. METHODS This is a… CONTINUE READING