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

Paterson, R.; MacLeod, D.; Thetford, D.; Beattie, A.; Graham, C.; Lam, S.; Bell, D.


D. MacLeod

D. Thetford

A. Beattie

C. Graham

S. Lam

D. Bell


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

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2006
Publication Date 2006-06
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2016
Journal Clinical Medicine
Print ISSN 1470-2118
Electronic ISSN 1473-4893
Publisher Royal College of Physicians
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 281-284
Keywords acute admissions, early warning scoring system, length of stay, mortality
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