Adapting the NEWS early warning tool to assess patients in the community
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Adapting the NEWS early warning tool to assess patients in the community

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

A standardised approach to monitoring for deterioration at home can help keep patients safe and out of hospital

With increasing numbers of acutely unwell patients being cared for at home, accurate assessment of whether someone is improving or deteriorating is critically important.

Nursing Standard. 34, 3, 72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.3.72.s22

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