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Research Audit and Clinical Practice

Abstract The Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) was undertaken for the 5th time in June 2016. For the first time, data on telephone triage calls prior to admission to Acute Medical

Abstract In an attempt to reduce the number of inappropriate clotting screens being performed in our Trust, an electronic prompt was introduced to our haematology requesting system. Over the six month

Summary Objective: To compare the effects of central versus peripheral drug administration on the rate of return of organised electrical activity and/or spontaneous circulation during CPR. Study design:

Abstract Acute respiratory failure is a life threatening condition encountered by Acute Physicians; additional non-invasive support can be provided within the medical high dependency unit (MHDU). Acute

Birmingham International Centre, 11-12th September 2017 As usual a large number of abstract submissions were received for the autumn meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine, which was held this year

Our aim was to prospectively assess the prognostic value of beta2- microglobulin (b2-M) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). We conducted a prospective study of 109 patients admitted in

Background: Early identification of patients likely to have a short admission permits best use of limited resources to facilitate rapid discharge where possible. The ALICE score is a simple bedside

Objectives: To assess the impact of the Parklife annual music festival on the local hospital, North Manchester General. Methods: Data was obtained retrospectively by analysis of emergency department

Mercure Hotel, Cardiff, 4-5th May 2017 As usual a large number of abstracts were submitted for consideration of inclusion in the spring meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine, which was held in

Unplanned medical 30 day readmissions place a burden on the provision of acute hospital services and are increasingly used as quality indicators to assess quality of care in hospitals. Multivariable