Can physiological variables and early warning scoring systems allow early recognition of the deteriorating surgical patient?

@article{Cuthbertson2007CanPV,
  title={Can physiological variables and early warning scoring systems allow early recognition of the deteriorating surgical patient?},
  author={Brian H. Cuthbertson and Massoud Boroujerdi and Laurin McKie and Lorna A Aucott and Gordon Prescott},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={402-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Early warning scoring systems are widely used in clinical practice to allow early recognition of the deteriorating patient, but they lack validation. We aimed to test the ability of physiologic variables, either alone or in existing early scoring systems, to predict major deterioration in a patient's condition and attempt to derive functions with superior accuracy. DESIGN A comparative cohort study. SETTING A teaching hospital in Scotland. PATIENTS Two cohorts of general… CONTINUE READING

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