New tool could ‘help UK doctors spot high-risk Covid patients in seconds’

Study claims risk calculator will help clinicians with expected influx of patients this autumn

A risk calculator that takes seconds to produce a score indicating a Covid-19 patient’s risk of death could help clinicians make care decisions soon after patients arrive in hospital, according to a large study conducted by a consortium of researchers across the UK.

As UK Covid-19 cases rise, schools reopen and the weather gets colder, doctors at UK hospitals are expected to see an influx of coronavirus patients.

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