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  1. SciScore for 10.1101/2022.05.23.22275444: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIACUC: Ethics: This study was approved by the Ethical Review Committee of NUH (permission number 21101927), and the study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.

    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:
    The study has several limitations. First, this was a retrospective study and, therefore, has a potential for biases from incomplete clinician documentation. Second, follow-up information was not available after patients were discharged, which may have led to underestimated rates of hospitalization or mortality. Third, members of the team reviewing the ED revisits were not blinded, which may have introduced assessment bias. Fourth, since different variants of coronavirus have different clinical characteristics, important factors at the triage may be different during other pandemic waves. Lastly, the generalizability of the current study findings to other settings is limited by single-center design. Because of site-specific characteristics, it is possible that other ED sites with differences in availability of transportation and access to professional medical support may have different rates of outcomes than our own patient cohort. In summary, approximately 80% of patients with mild COVID-19 disease can be safely isolated at home in a facility. Ten percent of patients will experience progression of symptoms in the ensuing week that will require hospitalization for treatment—typically at 10 days of symptomatic illness. Clinicians should inform patients, especially those aged >□50 years, or those that are obese with BMI > 25, or those with underlying hypertension, or those presenting to the hospital > 3 days after symptom onset and presenting tachycardia (PR > 100/min) or high bl...

    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.
    • Thank you for including a protocol registration statement.

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

    About SciScore

    SciScore is an automated tool that is designed to assist expert reviewers by finding and presenting formulaic information scattered throughout a paper in a standard, easy to digest format. SciScore checks for the presence and correctness of RRIDs (research resource identifiers), and for rigor criteria such as sex and investigator blinding. For details on the theoretical underpinning of rigor criteria and the tools shown here, including references cited, please follow this link.

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