Abstract Background: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital introduced the Chelsea Early Warning Score (CEWS) in 2007 to aid the recognition of acutely unwell patients. The Royal College of Physicians subsequently

During the late nineties it was not uncommon for patients to wait over 12 hours for admission to hospital and there were isolated reports of patients waiting between 24 and 48 hours on…

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Abstract Background: The utility of D-dimer in the diagnostic workup of pulmonary embolism has been established. Several D-dimer tests are available with different sensitivities and specificities. SimpliRED

Abstract Patients with complex needs are commonly admitted on the acute medical take and comprise a significant proportion of the workload for an acute physician. An innovative multi-professional approach

Abstract Overnight medical cover in hospital is less than during daylight hours. We aimed to quantify the numbers of patients deteriorating overnight and their clinical outcome. Data was collected in

Abstract Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common presentation on the acute medical take. In our previous article in Vol 6 issue 1 we discussed the diagnostic approach to this condition. This article…

Abstract Pulmonary Embolism is a common cardiopulmonary illness with an age and sex adjusted incidence of around 117 cases per 100 000 person years. The clinical presentation is extremely heterogeneous

Acute medicine was recognised as a subspeciality of General (Internal) Medicine by the Specialist Training Authority in July 2003. In practice it had been growing as a clinical entity for over a decade…