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Discharge lounges enable the swift movement of patients imminently awaiting hospital discharge, to free beds without delay. This Qualitative Yin-Style Case Study describes the patient and caregivers

Quick radiological diagnosis is often needed in order to allow the clinicians to make a diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to measure examination time for radiology procedures before and after

Background: counting respiratory rate over 60 seconds can be impractical in a busy clinical setting. Methods: 870 respiratory rates of 272 acutely ill medical patients estimated from observations over

Objective: To ensure clinicians can rely on point-of-care testing results, we assessed agreement between point-of-care tests for creatinine, urea, sodium, potassium, calcium, Hb, INR, CRP and subsequent

Background: Inter-hospital communication frequently requires mediation via a switchboard. Identifying and eliminating switchboard inefficiencies may improve patient care. Methods: All 175 acute hospital

Patients who are stable might not be required to remain in hospital. We aimed to create objective criteria to indicate stability based on vital signs. An index based on NEWS (NBI) was compared…

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Fluid resuscitation is a widely-used treatment in acute and emergency medicine, however, the process used to perform a fluid assessment has never been studied. This qualitative study explored how acute

Background: Nonspecific complaints (NSC) at the Emergency Department (ED) are not well researched yet. Objective: To investigate the number of patients who could be classified as having NSC early after

POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) refers to ultrasound performed by clinicians as part of their initial patient evaluation, often with the aim of answering a specific question as opposed to being a comprehensive…

Background: The relationship between increase in body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate has only been studied in young, healthy subjects. Aim: To show the changes in heart and respiratory