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Testing a digital system that ranks the risk of unplanned intensive care unit admission in all ward patients: protocol for a prospective observational cohort study
  1. James Malycha1,2,3,
  2. Oliver C Redfern1,2,
  3. Guy Ludbrook3,
  4. Duncan Young1,2,
  5. Peter J Watkinson1,2
  1. 1Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  3. 3Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Malycha; james.malycha{at}ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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  • Contributors JM and OCR designed the study, undertook the methodological planning and wrote the protocol. DY and PJW assisted in study design and GL commented on successive drafts of the manuscript. All the authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This publication presents independent research supported by the Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF-R9-524 and WT-103703/Z/14/Z), a parallel funding partnership between the Department of Health and Wellcome Trust.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Health or Wellcome Trust.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Health Research Authority approval was obtained from the South Central Oxford C Research Ethics Committee (16/SC/0264) and the Confidentiality Advisory Group (16/CAG/0066). Informed consent will not be obtained from the patients; however, patients who have requested that their data are not used for research purposes will be identified and removed from the study database. Patients will be allocated a study ID and all data transferred to the research database will have directly identifiable information removed. All documents will be stored securely and only accessible by study staff and authorised personnel. The study will comply with the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

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

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Footnotes

  • Contributors JM and OCR designed the study, undertook the methodological planning and wrote the protocol. DY and PJW assisted in study design and GL commented on successive drafts of the manuscript. All the authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This publication presents independent research supported by the Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF-R9-524 and WT-103703/Z/14/Z), a parallel funding partnership between the Department of Health and Wellcome Trust.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Health or Wellcome Trust.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Health Research Authority approval was obtained from the South Central Oxford C Research Ethics Committee (16/SC/0264) and the Confidentiality Advisory Group (16/CAG/0066). Informed consent will not be obtained from the patients; however, patients who have requested that their data are not used for research purposes will be identified and removed from the study database. Patients will be allocated a study ID and all data transferred to the research database will have directly identifiable information removed. All documents will be stored securely and only accessible by study staff and authorised personnel. The study will comply with the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

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

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