Journal article

Patient physiological status at the emergency department-ward interface and emergency calls for clinical deterioration during early hospital admission

Julie Considine, Daryl Jones, David Pilcher, Judy Currey

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIMS: To examine the relationship between physiological status at the emergency department-ward interface and emergency calls (medical emergency team or cardiac arrest team activation) during the first 72 hours of hospital admission. BACKGROUND: Ward adverse events are related to abnormal physiology in emergency department however the relationship between physiology at the emergency department-ward interface and ward adverse events is unknown. DESIGN: Descriptive and exploratory design. METHODS: The study involved 1980 patients at three hospitals in Melbourne Australia: i) 660 randomly selected adults admitted via the emergency department to medical or surgical wards during 2012 and who had ..

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