Abstract Background: An Illness Severity and Co-morbidity composite score can predict 30-day mortality outcome. Methods: We computed a summary risk score (RS) for emergency medical admissions and used

Abstract Background: Deprivation increases admission rates; the specific effect of deprivation with regard to weekend admissions is unknown. Methods: We calculated annual weekend admission rates for

Abstract There has been little study of the relationship between resource utilisation, clinical risks and hospital costs in acute medicine with the question remaining as to whether current funding

Abstract Aim: to describe the characteristics and outcomes of homeless people admitted to our Internal Medicine service in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin (Ireland), between 2002 and 2011. Methods:

Abstract We describe a patient who presented with neurological symptoms and radiological findings consistent with metastatic malignancy in several sites. However, no obvious primary site of tumour was

Abstract Background: The utility of risk stratification following an emergency medical admission has been debated. We have examined the predictability of outcomes, from a database of all emergency

Abstract Background: A weekend emergency medical admission has been associated with a higher mortality. We have examined all weekend admissions to St James’ Hospital, Dublin between 2002 and 2009.

Abstract Background: Following an emergency medical admission, patients may be admitted an acute medical assessment unit (AMAU) or directly into a ward. An AMAU provides a structured environment for

Abstract Aim: to create and validate a Risk Index for Geriatric Acute Medical Admissions (RIGAMA) for those aged ≥ 65, based on accumulation of deficits. Methods: we retrospectively validated a 30-item