Prognostic value of early warning scores in the emergency department (ED) and acute medical unit (AMU): A narrative review

Published: 7 October 2017
Author(s): R.S. Nannan Panday, T.C. Minderhoud, N. Alam, P.W.B. Nanayakkara
Issue: October 2017

A wide array of early warning scores (EWS) have been developed and are used in different settings to detect which patients are at risk of deterioration. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of studies conducted on the value of EWS on predicting intensive care (ICU) admission and mortality in the emergency department (ED) and acute medical unit (AMU).