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Table 1 Differences between BedsidePEWS and other severity of illness scores

From: Evaluating processes of care and outcomes of children in hospital (EPOCH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

(1) A validated severity of illness score that is better at identifying patients at risk than the retrospective opinion of frontline nurses
(2) Complete integration of scoring into routine documentation
(3) Explicit care recommendations derived from the opinions of 280 healthcare professionals
(4) Nurse-educator developed, provider tested implementation program
(5) Pilot evaluation showing improved outcomes without additional resources