• Pediatric Transport-Specific Illness Severity Scores Predict Clinical Deterioration of Transported Patients

    10 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The Transport Risk Assessment in Pediatrics and Transport Pediatric Early Warning Scores are transport-specific pediatric illness severity scores that are adjunct assessment tools for determining disposition of transported patients. We hypothesized that these scores would predict the risk of clinical deterioration in transported patients admitted to general pediatric wards.
    Methods
    Activation of a rapid response team in the first 24 hours of admission was used as a marker of deterioration. All pediatric transports between March 2017 and February 2020 admitted via critical care...
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