Introduction: We noticed that fewer patients with self-poisoning were transferred from the ED to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) than previously. To objectify this, we evaluated ED and ICU admissions
Abstract Treatment of human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) in cancer patients improves outcomes and reduces transmission of this oncogenic virus. HIV testing rates of cancer patients are similar to the
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 The aims of this retrospective cohort study were to retrieve characteristics and outcomes of older (65+) medical patients who are directly admitted to ICU from the ED and to compare these
Abstract Time and resource constraints have often led to the use of assessment records as discharge communications from acute and emergency departments. However, whether this addresses the primary
Abstract Background: There is an increased influx of patients needing admission. Introducing an acute medical unit (AMU) may increase the admission capacity without increasing the total number of beds.
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
The predictive value of leucocyte progression for one-week mortality on acutely admitted medical patients to the emergency department
Abstract Objective: To clarify if leucocyte count progression can predict one-week mortality in unselected medical patients admitted to the emergency department. Additionally, we investigated the importance
Can an acute admission to hospital be an opportunity for healthcare professionals to provide physical activity advice? A qualitative study of patients’ perspectives
Abstract Physical inactivity causes morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditure. A minority of people undertake sufficient physical activity to meet the DoH recommendations. NICE has determined
Continuous Monitoring of Respiratory Rate on General Wards What might the implications be for Clinical Practice?
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