About Sick Scores

Signs of Inflammation in Children that can Kill (SICK score) is a new severity-of-illness score. It uses the physical signs of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and its continuum - Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS).


The development of the score used multiple logistic regression model coefficients converted to integer scores that have been published earlier.

Notes About the Software

Over the course of the study we developed a number of versions of the Sick Score Calculator. If you have trouble with one, you can try another. And while the software dependencies of each of the versions vary, the formula they use to calculate the score is the same.

1. Online
This online version of the software is the simplest, and will work from any modern web-browser with internet access.

2. Windows - Light
You'll need to download this file to your desktop before you can run it. It's a stripped down version of the full program (ie not all the features of the full program, like exporting and importing Excel files are included). Requires Windows

3. Windows - Full
This is the full program. You'll need to download and run the setup file, which installs the full Sick Score Calculator onto your computer. Be warned, it is a little flaky, and may or may not run on your system. Requires Windows

2 & 3 require the Visual Basic Runtime Library, available here.


Software Licence

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.