Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 22, Issue 7, pp 707–710 | Cite as

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 (see contributors to the project in the appendix)
  • J. -L. Vincent
  • R. Moreno
  • J. Takala
  • S. Willatts
  • A. De Mendonça
  • H. Bruining
  • C. K. Reinhart
  • P. M. Suter
  • L. G. Thijs
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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -L. Vincent
    • 1
  • R. Moreno
    • 1
  • J. Takala
    • 1
  • S. Willatts
    • 1
  • A. De Mendonça
    • 1
  • H. Bruining
    • 1
  • C. K. Reinhart
    • 1
  • P. M. Suter
    • 1
  • L. G. Thijs
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasne University HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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