A single-centre cohort study of National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and near patient testing in acute medical admissions

Published: 23 June 2016
Author(s): Tom E.F. Abbott, Hew D.T. Torrance, Nicholas Cron, Nidhi Vaid, Julian Emmanuel
Issue: June 2016
Section: Original article

The utility of an early warning score may be improved when used with near patient testing. However, this has not yet been investigated for National Early Warning Score (NEWS). We hypothesised that the combination of NEWS and blood gas variables (lactate, glucose or base-excess) was more strongly associated with clinical outcome compared to NEWS alone.