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Background: Areas of low socio-economic status (SES) have a disproportionate number of emergency medical admissions; we quantitate the profile of multi-morbidity related to SES. Methods: We developed

Resilience is the ‘ability to bounce back’. We want to investigate whether measurement of resilience during an acute hospital admission is feasible. We conducted a feasibility study. Resilience

SAMBA18 took place on Thursday 28th June 2018 with follow up data at 7 days. Acute medical teams from 127 Acute Medical Units (AMUs) across the UK collected data relating to operational performance,…

To examine association between vital sign abnormalities in the emergency department (ED) and early death after ED discharge, we performed a matched case-control study. Conditional logistic regression

Lower limb cellulitis is a common cause for hospital admissions. In this retrospective study, we assessed the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted in an acute medical unit. The mean duration

Neutropenic sepsis can be life threatening, with mortality 2-21%. The heterogeneity of patients referred with “suspected neutropenic sepsis” has led to strategies being developed to risk-stratify

Background: The prediction of clinical outcomes using biochemical markers is an important tool. Methods: We calculated a risk score for all emergency admissions 2002-2017. We related potassium and mortality

Background: most spending on health occurs in the last few months of life. This study explored the number of deaths in England and their relationship to healthcare funding. Methods: post hoc analysis

Background: Fire smoke inhalation cause a wide range of symptoms immediately or after a relatively asymptomatic period. In this review, we will focus on delayed onset pulmonary edema (DOPE); the incidence

Of the warning scores in use for recognition of high-risk patients at the Emergency Department (ED), few incorporate laboratory results. Although hematological characteristics have shown prognostic