Wang, L.M., Chen, Y.C., Tung, S.P., et al. (2006). The Rationale of Fever Surveillance to Identify Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Taiwan. Emergency Medicine Journal. 23(3):202-5.
The article describes a cohort study conducted in 2003 to develop a predictive score for SARS infection in patients presenting to emergency departments at several hospitals in Taiwan with fever. The score is based on 10 evaluation items that include symptoms; travel history; contact history; blood count data; and chest X-ray findings. The authors contend that the scoring system was more sensitive and specific than the World Health Organization case definition criteria.