Validation of a Dutch Risk Score Predicting Poor Outcome in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis in Vietnam and Malawi

@inproceedings{Schut2012ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a Dutch Risk Score Predicting Poor Outcome in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis in Vietnam and Malawi},
  author={Ewout S. Schut and Matthijs C Brouwer and M Melissa Scarborough and Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai and Guy E Thwaites and Jeremy J. Farrar and J. Reitsma and Diederik van de Beek},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
We have previously developed and validated a prognostic model to predict the risk for unfavorable outcome in Dutch adults with bacterial meningitis. The aim of the current study was to validate this model in adults with bacterial meningitis from two developing countries, Vietnam and Malawi. Demographic and clinical characteristics of Vietnamese (n = 426), Malawian patients (n = 465) differed substantially from those of Dutch patients (n = 696). The Dutch model underestimated the risk of poor… CONTINUE READING