Nurses and Physicians in a Medical Admission Unit Can Accurately Predict Mortality of Acutely Admitted Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Brabrand2014NursesAP,
  title={Nurses and Physicians in a Medical Admission Unit Can Accurately Predict Mortality of Acutely Admitted Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study},
  author={Mikkel Brabrand and Jesper Hallas and Torben Knudsen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND There exist several risk stratification systems for predicting mortality of emergency patients. However, some are complex in clinical use and others have been developed using suboptimal methodology. The objective was to evaluate the capability of the staff at a medical admission unit (MAU) to use clinical intuition to predict in-hospital mortality of acutely admitted patients. METHODS This is an observational prospective cohort study of adult patients (15 years or older) admitted… CONTINUE READING
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