1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.16.21260651: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    Ethicsnot detected.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    BlindingDecisions as to whether a patient met not did not meet the criteria for the CVW were made against objective parameters by one person clinically qualified person and ratified by another (both acute medicine trained), with both being blind to patient outcomes (including re-presentation, escalation to ITU care and death).
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Software and Algorithms
    Statistics: Statistical analysis was performed using STATA (SE) version 15 (StataCorp LLC, Texas, USA).
    suggested: (Stata, RRID:SCR_012763)
    suggested: (Stata, RRID:SCR_012763)

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).

    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    This study has limitations. First, by comparing outcomes across studies, there is an assumption that patient populations including demography, burden of disease and impact of COVID-19, are similar across published studies. Most studies to date have not presented in depth demography and therefore these direct comparisons should be reviewed with caution. Second, in the current paper, the objective criteria for the CVW were applied using the granular electronic health record at QEHB without the benefit of seeing the patient or considering the time of the initial presentation, and all these factors are important when making the decision to admit or discharge. Third, it is possible that more of the patients who met the CVW criteria might have been discharged were the CVW in place. Fourth, when assessing staffing needs it has been assumed that all patients will require follow up for 14 days, as described in the NHSE SOP. It is highly likely that some would require much less follow up prior to discharge. Fifth, this is not a formal health economic review, which would form part of the evaluation of any new service. The study has significant strengths. Decisions as to whether the patient met the CVW criteria were made independently by two researchers, without knowledge of outcomes, thus reducing bias. All patients were included in the study, reducing the population bias which can hinder consented studies. As data includes all medications and electronic noting, reasons for continued ad...

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.

    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.

    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.

    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.

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