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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Early warning scores to predict noncritical events overnight in hospitalized medical patients: a prospective case cohort study.

Bittman J, Nijjar AP, Tam P, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(3):e169-e173.

This study found that two early warning scores – the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) and the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) – can predict patients at risk of deterioration and who will need to be seen by a physician overnight. The authors conclude that use of such early warning scores may be useful for improving handoffs and resource allocation for overnight care.