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Early warning scores: a health warning
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    A timely health warning.
    • Anisa J N Jafar, ST4 Emergency Medicine
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      • Prof. Tim Harris

    We thank the authors Challen and Roland for their review (1) which highlights a very important issue faced daily in our Emergency Departments.

    The use of, and more importantly, reliance on the Early Warning Score (EWS) carries risk as up to 1:3 patients admitted to ICU from ED will not score highly on the EWS (2). Clinician opinion may prove a superior assessment tool; this is not adequately explored. Experien...

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