For each emergency medical patient admission, a risk of mortality and/or sepsis score is reported (NEWS). The computer aided risk score (CARS) – on receipt of the NEWS score, blood test results and the variables of age and sex – can predict risk of mortality for the patient.
The CARS system is intended for use within the clinical context to predict in-hospital mortality. It is not a replacement for clinician judgement. The intention is that it used to supplement the clinical decision-making process.