A follow on from the Charlson score function previously posted. Here are functions to calculate the SOFA score.
- it’s almost inconceivable that your data will be similar to mine, and you will be able to just use these ‘as is’; however, they might provide a useful skeleton.
- there are some add-ons included (e.g. if a blood gas is not available then you can still generate the SOFA respiratory score using oxygen saturations and the S:F ratio via this (slightly flawed) proposal)
- there are some arbitrary decisions too (i.e. vasopressin use is considered to assign patients to 4 SOFA points for cardiovascular dysfunction)