Validation of an Early Warning Score Based Triage System in the Emergency Department

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 18, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2010
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Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
At Bispebjerg Hospital we have introduced an Early Warning Score based triage system , called Bispebjerg Early Warning Score (BEWS), in order to identify critically ill patient on arrival at the emergency department. The purpose of this study is to validate our triage system.

Condition or disease
Critical Illness

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Nurse Administered Early Warning Score System Can be Used for Emergency Department Triage
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Critical illness [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    The investigators have defined a critically ill patient as a patient who dies within 48 hours of arrival at the emergency department or who is admitted to ICU within 48 hours of arrival at the emergency department

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
When arriving at the emergency department patients are divided into on of three groups (red, blue nd white) according to the severity of their condition based on common regional guidelines. Red patients are the most servelery ill or injured patients. A random sample of "red" patients are included in this study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • "Red" patient
  • Seen in our emergency department between 1. april 2009 and 30. september 2009

Exclusion Criteria:

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Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Principal Investigator: Dorthea Christensen, MD Bispebjerg Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dorthea Christensen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Anaestesiological Department Identifier: NCT01243021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BBH98765
First Posted: November 18, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes