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Prediction of in-hospital mortality and length of stay using an early warning scoring system: clinical audit

  This aim of this study was to assess the impact of the introduction of a standardised early warning scoring system (SEWS) on physiological observations and patient outcomes in unselected acute admissions at point of entry to care. A sequential clinical audit was performed on 848 patients admitted to a combined medical and surgical assessment unit during two separate 11-day periods. Physiological parameters (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and conscious level), in-hospital mortality, length of stay, transfer to critical care and staff satisfaction were documented. Documentation of these physiological parameters improved (P

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 June 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Royal College of Physicians

  • DOI:

    10.7861/clinmedicine.6-3-281

  • ISSN:

    1470-2118

  • Library of Congress:

    RB Pathology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616 Diseases

Citation

Paterson, R., MacLeod, D., Thetford, D., Beattie, A., Graham, C., Lam, S., & Bell, D. (2006). Prediction of in-hospital mortality and length of stay using an early warning scoring system: clinical audit. Clinical Medicine, 6(3), 281-284. https://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.6-3-281

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Keywords

acute admissions, early warning scoring system, length of stay, mortality

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