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Assessment of clinical risk in the out of hours hospital prior to the introduction of Hospital at Night

  Overnight medical cover in hospital is less than during daylight hours. We aimed to quantify the numbers of patients deteriorating overnight and their clinical outcome. Data was collected in real time on use of the Standardised Early Warning Score (SEWS), 'time to doctor', seniority of medical review and clinical outcome. 136 incidents of clinical concern were noted on the general wards with a median response time of 5 minutes for SEWS>4 and 10 minutes if SEWS

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    08 April 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • ISSN:

    2211-5587

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)

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Beckett, D., Gordon, C., Paterson, R., Chalkley, S., Bell, D., & Macleod, D. (2009). Assessment of clinical risk in the out of hours hospital prior to the introduction of Hospital at Night. Journal of Acute Medicine, 8(1), 33-40

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