|This is a scoring system which was devised in 1994 to describe the degree of organ dysfunction in sepsis.
The system scores the function of six different organ systems:
Central nervous system
Each system is scored (1-4) according to the level of physiological derangement.
Minimum SOFA score: 6
Maximum SOFA score 24
i] The SOFA (Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment) score to describe organ dysfunction/failure. On behalf of the Working Group on Sepsis-Related Problems of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Vincent JL, Moreno R, Takala J
Intensive Care Med 1996; 22: 707-10.