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Distributions of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across a healthcare system following a large-scale roll-out
  1. Lauren J Scott1,2,
  2. Niamh M Redmond1,2,
  3. Joanna Garrett3,
  4. Penny Whiting1,2,
  5. Kate Northstone1,2,
  6. Anne Pullyblank3,4
  1. 1 NIHR CLAHRC West, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
  2. 2 Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  3. 3 West of England Academic Health Science Network, Bristol, UK
  4. 4 Department of General Surgery, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms. Lauren J Scott, NIHR CLAHRC West, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK; lauren.scott{at}bristol.ac.uk

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  • Contributors All authors have made a substantial contribution to the design of the study, acquisition of the data or analysis of data; drafted or critically reviewed the manuscript; and approved the final submission.

  • Funding This research was jointly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the West of England Academic Health Science Network. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of NHS England, NHS Improvement, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This study used retrospective, fully anonymised, data from the participating NHS Trusts and therefore did not require ethics review as detailed in the Health Research Authority (HRA) Ethics toolkit. All data were treated confidentially and remained anonymous.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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  • Contributors All authors have made a substantial contribution to the design of the study, acquisition of the data or analysis of data; drafted or critically reviewed the manuscript; and approved the final submission.

  • Funding This research was jointly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the West of England Academic Health Science Network. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of NHS England, NHS Improvement, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This study used retrospective, fully anonymised, data from the participating NHS Trusts and therefore did not require ethics review as detailed in the Health Research Authority (HRA) Ethics toolkit. All data were treated confidentially and remained anonymous.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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