The assumption would be that patients who are discharged from an emergency or acute medicine department have been thoroughly assessed and are good to return to the safety of their own home. An unplanned

Abstract Readmissions are treated as adverse events in many healthcare systems. Causes can be physiological deterioration or breakdown of social support systems. We investigated data from a European

Abstract A high respiratory rate is a significant predictor of deterioration. The accuracy of measurements has been questioned. We performed a prospective observational study of automated electronic

Abstract The Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) was undertaken for the 5th time in June 2016. For the first time, data on telephone triage calls prior to admission to Acute Medical

Recovery from Acute Illness is dependent on severity of illness. We aimed to investigate whether resilience as the ‘ability to bounce back’ might also affect recovery. We conducted a scoping review

Abstract Introduction:The Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) is an annual national audit in the UK. Methods:In SAMBA 2015 patient feedback questionnaires were introduced to help measure

Abstract Background: The Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) serves as a tool for Acute Medical Units to compare and improve their quality of care. Aim: To audit the performance

Abstract Background: Hospital readmissions are increasingly used as a quality indicator. Patients with cancer have an increased risk of readmission. The purpose of this study was to develop an in depth

Abstract Background: Benchmarking is important to improve quality of care. Aim: To audit the performance of Acute Medical Units (AMUs) against the clinical quality indicators published by the Society