The SMART-COP score performs well for pneumonia risk stratification in Australias Tropical Northern Territory: a prospective cohort study
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 05/21/2012
Robins–Browne KL et al. – The authors found no significant advantage of the SMARTACOP over the SMART–COP score for the prediction of intensive respiratory or vasopressor support, but both scores significantly outperformed PSI. The SMART–COP score should replace the pneumonia severity index (PSI) in tropical Australia and should be assessed in other tropical areas for pneumonia risk stratification in emergency departments.