Only a small percentage of affected COVID patients develop severe illness. Hence a predictive score is useful for the clinician. This study puts forward a simple risk calculator for predicting development of severe illness in COVID-19 patients at the time of admission. However, the validity of the score in other populations needs to be confirmed before it can be widely used.
Article: Wenhua Liang et al. Development and Validation of a ClinicalRisk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19.JAMA Intern Med 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2033Epidemiology-Cinical Score for prediction