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Can paediatric early warning scores (PEWS) be used to guide the need for hospital admission and predict significant illness in children presenting to the emergency department? An assessment of PEWS diagnostic accuracy using sensitivity and specificity

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  1. Correspondence to Peter J Lillitos, Paediatric Emergency Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK; plillitos{at}doctors.org.uk
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Lillitos PJ, Hadley G, Maconochie I
Can paediatric early warning scores (PEWS) be used to guide the need for hospital admission and predict significant illness in children presenting to the emergency department? An assessment of PEWS diagnostic accuracy using sensitivity and specificity

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  • Received September 23, 2014
  • Revised August 8, 2015
  • Accepted October 2, 2015
  • First published November 3, 2015.
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April 20, 2016

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