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The FOUR (Full Outline of UnResponsiveness) Score of Wijdicks et al

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's level of coma using the Dull Outline of UnREsponsiveness (FOUR) score of Wijdicks et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R40

Description:

Wijdicks et al developed the Full Outline of UnResponsiveness (FOUR) score to assess a patient in coma. This has several advantages over the Glasgow Coma Score but is more complex to administer. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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