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Evaluation of triage methods used to select patients with suspected pandemic influenza for hospital admission
  1. Kirsty Challen1,2,
  2. Steve W Goodacre1,
  3. Richard Wilson1,
  4. Andrew Bentley3,
  5. Mike Campbell4,
  6. Christopher Fitzsimmons5,
  7. Darren Walter6
  1. 1School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Emergency Medicine, North West Deanery, UK
  3. 3Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  4. 4Department of Medical Statistics, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  5. 5Department of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  6. 6Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Kirsty Challen, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK; kirstychallen{at}hotmail.com

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  • Department of Health Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Health.

  • Funding This project was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme (project number 09/84/66) and was published in full in Health Technology Assessment Vol 14, No 46, pp 173–236. See the HTA programme website for further project information.

  • Competing interests KC, AB and DW developed the PMEWS score, evaluated in this study. SG, MC, RW and CF have no conflicts of interest.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the North West MREC and NIGB.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Department of Health Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Health.

  • Funding This project was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme (project number 09/84/66) and was published in full in Health Technology Assessment Vol 14, No 46, pp 173–236. See the HTA programme website for further project information.

  • Competing interests KC, AB and DW developed the PMEWS score, evaluated in this study. SG, MC, RW and CF have no conflicts of interest.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the North West MREC and NIGB.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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