Dr. Thomas Colletti
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to determine if hospital early warning scoring systems influence hospital morbidity and mortality
Method: A PubMed literature search was conducted with search terms early warning systems, early warning scores, MEWS, EWS
Results: Evidence shows that early warning scoring systems are capable of predicting a patients’ deterioration which often precedes patient deterioration
Conclusion: Unplanned clinical deteriorations of patients on the wards is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The use of a validated early warning system to predict deterioration to trigger the appropriate expertise has the potential to decrease adverse patient outcomes such as ICU admissions, cardiac arrest and length of stay
Keywords: Early warning systems. MEWS
"Early Warning Scoring Systems and Hospital Morbidity and Mortality,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 1
, Article 23.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol1/iss4/23
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