IMAJ | volume 24
Journal 11, November 2022
Predicting Which Patients Are at Risk for Clinical Deterioration in COVID-19: A Review of the Current Models in Use
1 Department of Internal Medicine T, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
3 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to more than 200 million infected cases and 4.6 million deaths worldwide, and the numbers continue to grow. The disease presentation varies, and while most patients will present with a mild disease course, 5% will eventually develop significant respiratory failure, some despite initially presenting with mild symptoms. Early detection of patients at risk for deterioration is crucial for decisions regarding hospitalization, monitoring, timing, and extent of treatment.