Published: 14 February 2018
Author(s): Tara E. Holm Atkins, Malin C. Öhman, Mikkel Brabrand
Section: Original Article

Early warning scores (EWS) have been developed to identify the degree of illness severity among acutely ill patients. One system, The Laboratory Decision Tree Early Warning Score (LDT-EWS) is wholly laboratory data based. Laboratory data was used in the development of a rare computerized method, developing a decision tree analysis. This article externally validates LDT-EWS, which is obligatory for an EWS before clinical use.

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