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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01243021
First Posted: November 18, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2010
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Information provided by:
Bispebjerg Hospital
  Purpose
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
Critical Illness

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Nurse Administered Early Warning Score System Can be Used for Emergency Department Triage

Further study details as provided by Bispebjerg Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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


Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01243021


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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dorthea Christensen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Anaestesiological Department
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01243021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BBH98765
First Submitted: November 17, 2010
First Posted: November 18, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes