Paediatric Observation Priority Score ( POPS ) Chart helps clinicians to identify acutely ill children quickly using a combination of physiological, behavioral and risk identifiers. The data used can be easily obtained and this enables to identify acutely ill children.
Benefits of using the POP score include
- rapid detection of critically unwell children
- fewer referral to hospitals ( cost savings )
- fewer serious adverse events ( missed serious illness )
Chart reproduced here with kind permission of Dr Damian Roland