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

Intensively monitoring severely ill patients is like placing a smoke alarm in a burning building: it makes no sense. Smoke alarms only makes sense if they are placed in buildings before a fire starts,

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 to a

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