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Horwood CR, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Fitzgerald M
A qualitative analysis of clinical decompensation in the surgical patient: perceptions of nurses and physicians.
This study is a quantitative analysis of nurse and physician perception of clinical decompensation in postsurgical patients. The study aims to assess how nurses and physicians perceive early warning signs that predict clinical decompensation, changes in clinical acuity, and the need for escalation of care. Many areas showed strong agreement, but there were differences between nurses and physicians in primary indicators of patient stability. There were also differences in the methods and frequency used to monitor medically unstable patients.
Citation: Horwood CR, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Fitzgerald M . A qualitative analysis of clinical decompensation in the surgical patient: perceptions of nurses and physicians. Surgery 2018 Dec;164(6):1311-15. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.06.006..
Keywords: Adverse Events, Health Status, Provider: Clinician, Provider: Nurse, Provider: Physician, Surgery