Identifying infected emergency department patients admitted to the hospital ward at risk of clinical deterioration and intensive care unit transfer.

@article{Kennedy2010IdentifyingIE,
  title={Identifying infected emergency department patients admitted to the hospital ward at risk of clinical deterioration and intensive care unit transfer.},
  author={Maura Kennedy and Nina R Joyce and Michael Howell and J Lawrence Mottley and Nathan I Shapiro},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1080-5}
}
OBJECTIVES An important challenge faced by emergency physicians (EPs) is determining which patients should be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) and which can be safely admitted to a regular ward. Understanding risk factors leading to undertriage would be useful, but these factors are not well characterized. METHODS The authors performed a secondary analysis of two prospective, observational studies of patients admitted to the hospital with clinically suspected infection from an urban… CONTINUE READING

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