Prediction of critical illness during out-of-hospital emergency care.

@article{Seymour2010PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of critical illness during out-of-hospital emergency care.},
  author={Christopher Warren Seymour and Jeremy M Kahn and Colin R Cooke and Timothy R. Watkins and M. Benjamin Shoemaker and Lawrence D. Sherman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={304 7},
  pages={
          747-54
        }
}
CONTEXT Early identification of nontrauma patients in need of critical care services in the emergency setting may improve triage decisions and facilitate regionalization of critical care. OBJECTIVES To determine the out-of-hospital clinical predictors of critical illness and to characterize the performance of a simple score for out-of-hospital prediction of development of critical illness during hospitalization. DESIGN AND SETTING Population-based cohort study of an emergency medical… CONTINUE READING
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