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Sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA)

Created: 29/9/2004
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.
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