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Table 5 Planned review times for all patients remaining on ward after critical care response team consultation

From: Development and initial validation of the Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System score

Follow up planned N Median (IQR) Mean (SD) Score of ≥ 8 N (%)
<4 hours 412 5 (3–7) 5.2 (3.3) 101 (24.5%)
4–12 hours 585 4 (2–6) 4.3 (2.8) 81 (13.8%)
12–24 hours 2118 2 (1–4) 2.9 (2.3) 97 (4.6%)
24–48 hours 408 2 (1–3) 2.3 (2.0) 11 (2.7%)
None 963 2 (1–3) 2.3 (2.0) 21 (2.2%)
  1. The table represents the time to the next planned follow up visit for 4501 patient visit episodes by a critical care response team. Hospital patients reviewed included patients for whom an urgent consultation was requested and for patients following discharge from the intensive care unit. Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) scores were calculated from data collected by the critical care response team (on their arrival or during their consultation). The Bedside PEWS scores were higher in patients with shorter times to next review (P = 0.034). IQR = interquartile range; SD = standard deviation.