By: Julio Ajenjo García, ViroGates

Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León (León Hospital) is a 1056-bed university hospital placed in the Castilla y León region in Spain.

In Mid-April, and as the first in Spain, León Hospital decided to implement suPAR in clinical routine in its Emergency Department (ED) for triaging of acute medical patients. A key objective is to using suPAR to identify patients who can be discharged. This way the hospital can avoid unnecessary admissions and reduce the costs associated herewith.

Facing the COVID-19 outbreak and to optimize the prioritizations needed to allocate resources, it was also immediately decided to use suPAR for triaging of patients suspected for having this infection.