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Early Warning Score Chart (EWS)

Purpose:

To identify a hospital inpatient who should be evaluated based on the Early Warning Score of Chatterjee et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, failure handling, when to refer

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Description:

Chatterjee et al used an early warning score (EWS) in conjunction with a redesigned clinical chart to monitor hospital inpatients. This can help to detect a patient who may be deteriorating much earlier. The authors are from Central Middlesex Hospital in London.

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