Aussie doctors devise handy mnemonic to assess COVID-19 risk

Victorian researchers have created a scale to predict if a person has COVID-19 before testing

Victorian researchers have devised a mnemonic tool for doctors and other medical professionals to rate the likelihood a patient has COVID-19 before they are tested.

Researchers based out of Austin Health and the University of Melbourne published a paper in Plos One on Thursday which assessed a cohort of patients at a COVID-19 screening clinic in Melbourne in March and April.

Led by infectious diseases specialist Associate Professor Jason Trubiano, they used the patients' reported respiratory