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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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    Paediatric Early Warning Scores: Acute Paediatrics' Cinderella's Slipper

    Paediatric Early Warning Scores: Acute Paediatrics' Cinderella's Slipper

    Lillitos et al are to be congratulated on a most helpful paper clarifying whether disease severity and the need for hospital admission can be predicted using two similar PEWS systems (Brighton PEWS and COAST - the Children's Observation And Severity Tool).

    There has been a proliferation in the uptake and usage of Paediatric Earl...

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