In an effort to combat the COVID-19 threat, Surgisphere, in partnership with the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM), created a suite of tools that physicians can use to score symptom severity, determine mortality risk, triage patients, and respond accordingly. The ability to utilize this highly accurate technology has already saved lives, and physicians worldwide are able to make data-driven decisions that puts the right resources in the right place.
Our Severity Scoring Tool, in particular, has been impactful in helping doctors determine which patients need the most care, which have the worst symptoms, and where resources should be directed. This not only frees up supplies and resources for only the sickest patients, making care more efficient, but it has also empowered doctors by providing them data they couldn’t have attained previously. Ultimately, the efficacy and accuracy of our COVID-19 tools for physicians make them particularly useful in the community setting, a fact further validated recently by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. (CEBM)
Operating as part of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford, CEBM is an industry leader in evidence-based medicine. Recently, they wrote about the COVID-19-specific prognostic clinical risk predictors currently available for use in the community setting. They included our Severity Scoring Tool, Mortality Risk Calculator, and Triage Decision Support Tool as part of their discussion, and provided high praise, ranking us with the top tools for physicians related to the COVID-19 crisis.
CEBM works collaboratively with the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been long recognized as an innovative center of research, education, and development. They provide some of the highest-quality courses on evidence-based medicine currently available. CEBM is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of experts and has been instrumental in furthering the goal of improving the standard of medical care by utilizing evidence-based methods.
The full article by CEBM is available here.