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Vogel JA, Seleno N, Hopkins E
Denver ED Trauma Organ Failure Score outperforms traditional methods of risk stratification in trauma.
The objective of this study was to compare prognostic accuracies of the Denver Emergency Department (ED) Trauma Organ Failure (TOF) Score, ED Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and ED base deficit and ED lactate for inhospital mortality in adult trauma patients. It concluded that The Denver ED TOF Score more accurately predicts inhospital mortality in adult trauma patients compared to the other three.
Citation: Vogel JA, Seleno N, Hopkins E . Denver ED Trauma Organ Failure Score outperforms traditional methods of risk stratification in trauma. Am J Emerg Med 2015 Oct;33(10):1440-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.07.006..
Keywords: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Risk, Mortality, Comparative Effectiveness, Emergency Department