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Evaluation of the threshold value for the Early Warning Score on general wards.

Authors
  • van Rooijen, C R
  • de Ruijter, W
  • van Dam, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Netherlands journal of medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
71
Issue
1
Pages
38–43
Identifiers
PMID: 23412825
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Raising the EWS threshold to 4 on general wards in the hospital would lead to an unacceptable decrease in sensitivity. Therefore, we recommend that the pre-defined cut-off should remain 3, with the possibility to personalise the threshold.

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