Systematically assessed symptoms as outcome predictors in emergency patients

Published: 23 October 2017
Author(s): R. Bingisser, M. Dietrich, R. Nieves Ortega, A. Malinovska, T. Bosia, C.H. Nickel
Issue: October 2017
Section: Original Article

It is known that symptoms are predictive of mortality in “nonsurgical” emergency patients. It is unknown whether a prospective, systematic, and “unscreened” assessment of all symptoms is of any prognostic value. Therefore, we aimed to examine the association between symptoms and outcomes in an all-comer population.