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Assessing a population-level policy intervention seeking to avert in-hospital clinical deterioration

Resuscitation September 27, 2017

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PAIR Center Research Team


The acute clinical deterioration of a hospitalized patient is a troubling event. It either marks an accelerated worsening or is a setback, sometimes fatally so, from a trajectory of clinical stability or recovery. It demands an immediate change in the intensity and complexity of care being provided, and often in a setting not designed for such care coordination. And it places acute strain on the capacity of clinicians and hospitals such that other nearby patients may themselves suffer adversely in a pathologic cascade. All are strong motivators for both earlier recognition of clinical deterioration and effective responses to such warnings that improve outcomes.