Background: Early identification of patients likely to have a short admission permits best use of limited resources to facilitate rapid discharge where possible. The ALICE score is a simple bedside

Abstract The Royal College of Physicians and Society of Acute Medicine have proposed the introduction of Acute Care Quality Indicators. These include the need for rapid initial patient assessment and

Abstract An acutely painful swollen leg is a common presentation to Medical assessment units, typically secondary to cellulitis or deep vein thrombosis, although alternative diagnoses should to be considered