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Paediatric early warning systems for detecting and responding to clinical deterioration in children: a systematic review
  1. Veronica Lambert1,
  2. Anne Matthews1,
  3. Rachel MacDonell2,
  4. John Fitzsimons3
  1. 1School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2HSE Clinical Programmes, Office of Nursing & Midwifery Services Directorate, Health Service Executive
  3. 3Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda & Quality Improvement Division Health Service Executive
  1. Correspondence to Dr Veronica Lambert; veronica.lambert{at}dcu.ie

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  • Contributors VL was the lead investigator for the original and revised review. VL and AM designed the review protocol, developed and ran the updated search searches, selected and appraised the papers, extracted data and drafted the initial manuscript. RM and JF commented on the protocol, searches, evidence appraisal and revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Irish Department of Health and overseen by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee and Health Service Executive PEWS Guideline Development Group.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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  • Contributors VL was the lead investigator for the original and revised review. VL and AM designed the review protocol, developed and ran the updated search searches, selected and appraised the papers, extracted data and drafted the initial manuscript. RM and JF commented on the protocol, searches, evidence appraisal and revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Irish Department of Health and overseen by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee and Health Service Executive PEWS Guideline Development Group.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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