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An introduction to the Emergency Department Adult Clinical Escalation protocol: ED-ACE
  1. Eoin Coughlan1,
  2. Una Geary2,
  3. Abel Wakai3,4,
  4. Ronan O'Sullivan5,6,
  5. John Browne1,
  6. Eilish McAuliffe7,
  7. Marie Ward7,
  8. Fiona McDaid8,
  9. Conor Deasy9
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3Emergency Care Research Unit (ECRU), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland
  4. 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  5. 5School of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  6. 6Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  7. 7School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, College of Health Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  8. 8Department of Emergency Medicine, Naas Hospital, Naas, Ireland
  9. 9Department of Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eoin Coughlan, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork, T12 YN60, Ireland; eoincoughlan{at}yahoo.com

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  • Twitter Follow Ronan O'Sullivan at @RonanOSull

  • Contributors EC wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors provided critical intellectual input and approved the final version.

  • Funding The Health Research Board, the Health Service Executive and the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland funded this research under the auspices of the Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety Awards.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee for the Cork Teaching Hospitals (ref. ECM 4 (f) 03/02/15).

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

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Footnotes

  • Twitter Follow Ronan O'Sullivan at @RonanOSull

  • Contributors EC wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors provided critical intellectual input and approved the final version.

  • Funding The Health Research Board, the Health Service Executive and the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland funded this research under the auspices of the Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety Awards.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee for the Cork Teaching Hospitals (ref. ECM 4 (f) 03/02/15).

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

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