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Determination of the best early warning scores to predict clinical outcomes of patients in emergency department
  1. William Spencer1,
  2. Jesse Smith2,
  3. Patrick Date3,
  4. Erik de Tonnerre4,
  5. David McDonald Taylor5,6
  1. 1 Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Central Gippsland Health, Sale, Sydney, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4 Northern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health, NSW, Australia
  5. 5 Emergency Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  6. 6 Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Professor David McDonald Taylor, Emergency Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia; david.taylor{at}austin.org.au

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  • Contributors DT and WS designed the study and obtained ethics committee approval. WS, JS, PD and EdeT collected all the data. WS managed the data collection and entry into the study database. DT and WS undertook all data analysis and preparation of the manuscript. All authors contributed to revision of the manuscript and approved the final version. DT supervised the study overall.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, approved the study. Approval number: LNR17Austin454.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DT and WS designed the study and obtained ethics committee approval. WS, JS, PD and EdeT collected all the data. WS managed the data collection and entry into the study database. DT and WS undertook all data analysis and preparation of the manuscript. All authors contributed to revision of the manuscript and approved the final version. DT supervised the study overall.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, approved the study. Approval number: LNR17Austin454.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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