A comparison of antecedents to cardiac arrests, deaths and emergency intensive care admissions in Australia and New Zealand, and the United Kingdom--the ACADEMIA study.

@article{Kause2004ACO,
  title={A comparison of antecedents to cardiac arrests, deaths and emergency intensive care admissions in Australia and New Zealand, and the United Kingdom--the ACADEMIA study.},
  author={Juliane Kause and Gary Smith and David Prytherch and Michael Parr and Arthas Flabouris and Ken Hillman},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={275-82}
}
Many patients have physiological deterioration prior to cardiac arrest, death and intensive care unit (ICU) admission, that are detected and documented by medical and nursing staff. Appropriate early response to detected deterioration is likely to benefit patients. In a multi-centre, prospective, observational study over three consecutive days, we studied the incidence of antecedents (serious physiological abnormalities) preceding primary events (defined as in-hospital deaths, cardiac arrests… CONTINUE READING
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