Reliability and accuracy of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scoring.

@article{Arts2005ReliabilityAA,
  title={Reliability and accuracy of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scoring.},
  author={Dani{\"e}lle G. T. Arts and Nicolette Fransisca de Keizer and Margreeth B. Vroom and Evert de Jonge},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1988-93}
}
OBJECTIVE The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score was developed to quantify the severity of patients' illness, based on the degree of organ dysfunction. This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy and the reliability of SOFA scoring. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Adult intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary academic center. SUBJECTS Thirty randomly selected patient cases and 20 ICU physicians. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Each physician scored 15 patient cases. The… CONTINUE READING