Rebecca M Østervig

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BACKGROUND Patient crowding in emergency departments (ED) is a common challenge and associated with worsened outcome for the patients. Previous studies on biomarkers in the ED setting has focused on identification of high risk patients, and and the ability to use biomarkers to identify low-risk patients has only been sparsely examined. The broader aims of(More)
Formalized triage has been implemented in all Danish emergency departments. The validation behind formalized triage has focused on investigating predictive validity, i.e. correspondence between triage category and different outcome measures. Reliability is primarily investigated in terms of inter-rater reliability on written patient cases, and several(More)
Background Efficient triage in the Emergency Departments (ED) is important to identify patients in need of urgent care. Biomarker measurements may aid these clinical decisions. suPAR, soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor, is a non-specific biomarker reflecting inflammation and is a strong prognostic marker for several diseases. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Registration of interventional studies is necessary according to the Declaration of Helsinki but implementation has been a challenge for many journals. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica (Acta) requires registration for studies conducted after January 1(st) 2010. We aimed to assess the proportion of correctly registered randomized controlled(More)
The Danish health care system is undergoing a major reorganisation, resulting in fewer emergency departments (ED) with consultants in attendance 24/7. This questionnaire-based study evaluates the status of the reorganisation with emphasis on physician attendance and recruitment. 76% of the EDs are not staffed by consultants 24/7, 51% report difficulties in(More)
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