Impact of implementation of the National Early Warning Score on patients and staff

Scott Farenden, David Gamble, John Welch

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The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) has been criticized for increasing workload and decreasing attention to signs of deterioration. This study highlighted the significant mortality of ward patients referred to critical care, and showed that the NEWS identified high-risk patients without increasing workload or worsening outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
Issue number3
Early online date9 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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