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Bayesian Gaussian processes for identifying the deteriorating patient

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Patients discharged from the ICU will commonly be placed in intermediary care, such as the step-down ward, where the nurse-to-patient ratio is reduced (compared to that of the ICU). Although most of these patients will continue to recover and stabilise, a significant portion will suffer cardiac arrest and/or other clinical emergencies, and readmission into intensive care. Upon readmission, the risk of mortality is significantly higher than that of the general ICU population. Evidence ...

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Glen Wright Colopy
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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