Current use of early warning scores in UK emergency departments.


BACKGROUND There is recent evidence that the modified early warning scoring systems (MEWS) in the emergency department (ED) can identify patients at risk of deterioration. However, concerns remain that they are not sensitive enough to use as a risk assessment tool. OBJECTIVE To assess use of MEWS in UK EDs. METHODS A postal survey was undertaken of 254… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200508


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