Predictive value of the National Early Warning Score-Lactate for mortality and the need for critical care among general emergency department patients.

@article{Jo2016PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of the National Early Warning Score-Lactate for mortality and the need for critical care among general emergency department patients.},
  author={Sion Jo and Jae Chol Yoon and Jae Baek Lee and Young Ho Jin and Taeoh Jeong and Boyoung Park},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2016},
  volume={36},
  pages={60-68}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES What is the predictive value of the National Early Warning Score-Lactate (NEWS-L) score for mortality and the need for critical care in general emergency department (ED) patients? METHODS In this retrospective cohort study, we enrolled all adult patients who visited the ED of an urban academic tertiary-care university hospital in South Korea over 2 consecutive months. The primary outcome was 2-day mortality. The secondary outcomes were the need for critical care (advanced… CONTINUE READING