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Methodological concerns about the poisoning early warning score

Published:November 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2022.10.002
      We are very excited about the poisoning Early Warning Score (pEWS) developed by Martín-Rodríguez et al.
      • Martín-Rodríguez F.
      • López-Izquierdo R.
      • Castro-Villamor M.A.
      • Martín-Conty J.L.
      • Herrero-Antón R.M.
      • Del Pozo-Vegas C.
      • et al.
      A predictive model for serious adverse events in adults with acute poisoning in prehospital and hospital care.
      which has also attracted the interest of other researchers.
      • Ferrés-Padró V.
      • Solà-Muñoz S.
      • Jiménez-Fàbrega F.X.
      • Nogué-Xarau S.
      A predictive model for serious adverse events in adults with acute poisoning in prehospital and hospital care.
       It is generally known that the clinical application of the Poisoning Severity Score (PSS) is limited by cumbersome and subjective parameters, and lack of information on toxicant exposures.
      • Schwarz E.S.
      • Kopec K.T.
      • Wiegand T.J.
      • Wax P.M.
      • Brent J.
      Should we Be using the poisoning severity score?.
       There are few scoring systems available for the assessment of acute poisoning in the emergency department. The pEWS contains only three parameters that can be easily obtained, which is undoubtedly encouraging and commendable. However, we still have some methodological concerns.
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