PAWS for thought

  title={PAWS for thought},
  author={Jessica Elizabeth Morgan and E Day and Robert Phillips},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  pages={417 - 417}
Paediatric Advanced Warning Scores (PAWS), or Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS), are scales that are based on clinical observations intended to predict deterioration. There are a variety of tools in use in the UK. Although standards for such tools have been suggested,1 ,2 a systematic review has made it clear that scores were lacking in validity and reliability.3 The use of such tools has increased over time and broadened to include sub-specialty locations with a higher risk of acute… Expand
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