The ability of early warning scores (EWS) to detect critical illness in the prehospital setting: A systematic review.

@article{Williams2016TheAO,
  title={The ability of early warning scores (EWS) to detect critical illness in the prehospital setting: A systematic review.},
  author={Teresa A Williams and Hideo Tohira and Judith Claire Finn and Gavin D Perkins and Kwok M Ho},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2016},
  volume={102},
  pages={35-43}
}
AIM To examine whether early warning scores (EWS) can accurately predict critical illness in the prehospital setting and affect patient outcomes. METHODS We searched bibliographic databases for comparative studies that examined prehospital EWS for patients transported by ambulance in the prehospital setting. The ability of the different EWS, including pre-alert protocols and physiological-based EWS, to predict critical illness (sensitivity, odds ratio [OR], area under receiver operating… CONTINUE READING

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EWS in the prehospital setting appeared useful in predicting clinically important outcomes , but the significant heterogeneity between different EWS suggests that these positive promising findings may not be generalisable .
EWS in the prehospital setting appeared useful in predicting clinically important outcomes , but the significant heterogeneity between different EWS suggests that these positive promising findings may not be generalisable .
EWS in the prehospital setting appeared useful in predicting clinically important outcomes , but the significant heterogeneity between different EWS suggests that these positive promising findings may not be generalisable .
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