Apparent life-threatening event: multicenter prospective cohort study to develop a clinical decision rule for admission to the hospital.

@article{Kaji2013ApparentLE,
  title={Apparent life-threatening event: multicenter prospective cohort study to develop a clinical decision rule for admission to the hospital.},
  author={Amy H. Kaji and Ilene A. Claudius and Genevieve Santillanes and Manoj Kumar Mittal and Katie Hayes and Jumie Lee and Marianne Gausche-Hill},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={379-387.e4}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We identify factors in emergency department (ED) patients presenting with apparent life-threatening events that distinguish those safe for discharge from those warranting hospitalization. METHODS Data were prospectively collected on all subjects presenting to 4 EDs with apparent life-threatening events. Patients were observed for subsequent events or interventions, defined a priori, which would have mandated hospital admission (eg, hypoxia, apnea, bradycardia that is not self… CONTINUE READING
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