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Table 1

From: Comparison of general medical and general surgical nursing intervention following Early Warning Score triggers

  Patients on medical ward Patients on surgical ward Fisher's exact test, P
Total triggering 500 398  
Nurse therapy as first intervention 301 (60%) 42 (16%) < 0.0001
EWS successfully reduced by nurse therapy 188 (62%) 42 (61%) NS
Patients who retrigger following nurse therapy 110 18 NS