Paediatric early warning systems: not a simple answer to a complex question.

Roland, D ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9334-5144, Powell, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8181-875X, Lloyd, A, Trubey, R, Tume, LN ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2547-8209, Sefton, G, Huang, C, Taiyari, K, Strange, H, Jacob, N, Thomas-Jones, E, Hood, K and Allen, D 2022, 'Paediatric early warning systems: not a simple answer to a complex question.' , Archives of Disease in Childhood .

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Abstract

Paediatric early warning systems (PEWS) to reduce in-hospital mortality have been a laudable endeavour. Evaluation of their impact has rarely examined the internal validity of the components of PEWS in achieving desired outcomes. We highlight the assumptions made regarding the mode of action of PEWS and, as PEWS become more commonplace, this paper asks whether we really understand their function, process and outcome. [Abstract copyright: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2022. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ.]

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-9888
Funders: UK National Institute for Health Research
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 09:22
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 09:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/64513

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