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Model for Identifying Patient at Risk of Mortality at Presentation to ED

Purpose:

To identify a patient in the Emergency Department who is at increased risk of hospital mortality using the model of Hucker et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, prevention, public health

ICD-10:

Z51.9

Description:

Hucker et al developed a model for identifying patients coming to the Emergency Department (ED) who are at greater risk for hospital mortality. These patients may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Worthing Hospital and the University of Brighton in West Sussex, England.

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