Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 2nd, 2006
According to a study from England, "Early warning scoring is designed to be an objective tool to aid identification of hospital patients at risk of deterioration.
"'Track and trigger' systems using such scores are widely used but many aspects of scoring have not been clarified. We aimed to document how observations and scores are used in practice as part of a typical track and trigger system."
"We extracted patient observations and early warning scores from the casenotes of 189 patients admitted to Furness General Hospital during a large outbreak of...
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