WELL, GOOD: New scoring system identifies patients at risk for severe COVID-19.

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Irish researchers say they have developed a scoring system that can accurately predict which patients will suffer from severe COVID-19, they announced Wednesday.

Researchers at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland University of Medicine and Health Sciences reported the findings in EBioMedicine.

The scoring system, called the Dublin-Boston score, is designed to enable clinicians to make more informed decisions when identifying patients who may benefit from steroids and other treatments after being infected.

The Dublin-Boston score can accurately predict how severe the infection will be on day seven after measuring the patient’s blood for the first four days, the researchers said.

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