Determines the degree of impairment of a patient and the indication for management in intensive care or resuscitation. Patients with a low score can continue to receive usual care. Those with a high score should be monitored more carefully and offered for transfer to an intensive care unit or resuscitation unit. It should not be used in patients under the age of 16, and pregnant women. This score is obsolete and was replaced by the NEWS 2 score in 2017.