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Modified Early Warning System improves patient safety and clinical outcomes in an academic community hospital.

Mathukia C, Fan WQ, Vadyak K, et al. Modified Early Warning System improves patient safety and clinical outcomes in an academic community hospital. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2015;5(2):26716. doi:10.3402/jchimp.v5.26716.

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May 13, 2015
Mathukia C, Fan WQ, Vadyak K, et al. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2015;5(2):26716.

The introduction of a modified early warning system at a community academic medical center was associated with more rapid response team activations (from 0.24 to 0.48 per 100 patient-days), but fewer code blues and a decline in overall inpatient mortality (from 2.3% in 2011 to 1.5% in 2013).

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Mathukia C, Fan WQ, Vadyak K, et al. Modified Early Warning System improves patient safety and clinical outcomes in an academic community hospital. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2015;5(2):26716. doi:10.3402/jchimp.v5.26716.