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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

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

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

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

Acute Medicine 30 2011; 10(1): 29-31 V K Patel, B Warner, A Ceccherini & B Mearns An unusual cause of bilateral deep vein thrombosis in a young adult patient…

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Abstract Outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is being developed and practised in an increasing number of acute hospitals within the United Kingdom. This article is a review of the OPAT service delivered

Abstract Aim: To establish the nature and frequency of discrepancies identified by pharmacy staff during medicines reconciliation.(MR) Methods: Pharmacy staff collected data prospectively from 161 patients

Abstract The impact of education on the knowledge and documentation of Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) driving restrictions by doctors….

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