Validity of different pediatric early warning scores in the emergency department.

@article{Seiger2013ValidityOD,
  title={Validity of different pediatric early warning scores in the emergency department.},
  author={Nienke Seiger and Ian K Maconochie and Rianne Oostenbrink and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={e841-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Pediatric early warning scores (PEWS) are being advocated for use in the emergency department (ED). The goal of this study was to compare the validity of different PEWS in a pediatric ED. METHODS Ten different PEWS were evaluated in a large prospective cohort. We included children aged <16 years who had presented to the ED of a university hospital in The Netherlands (2009-2012). The validity of the PEWS for predicting ICU admission or hospitalization was expressed by the area under… CONTINUE READING
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