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Modified Early Warning Score (EWS)

Purpose:

To identify a patient on a general surgical ward who should be evaluated based on the modified Early Warning Score of Stenhouse et al.

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Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

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Description:

Stenhouse et al reported a modified early warning score (EWS) for identifying a critically ill patient on a general surgical ward. This can help to identify a patient who may require aggressive management. The authors are from Queen Hospital and Burton Hospitals in Burton on Trent in England.

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