'Errors' and omissions in paper-based early warning scores: the association with changes in vital signs-a database analysis.
OBJECTIVES: To understand factors associated with errors using an established paper-based early warning score (EWS) system. We investigated the types of error, where they are most likely to occur, and whether 'errors' can predict subsequent changes in patient vital signs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected early warning system database from a single large UK teaching hospital. RESULTS: 16 795 observation sets, from 200 postsurgical patients, were collected. Incomplete ...Expand abstract
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