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Evaluation of impact of a new model for the recognition and management of deteriorating patients on hospital wards

Lead investigators Dr Ann McDonnell & Professor Angela Tod
Funded by NHS Yorkshire and the Humber
Amount £43,399
Dates 2008 - 2010

Aim

This project evaluated the impact of a new model for the recognition and management of deteriorating patients on hospital wards. In terms of impact, the project generated a number of recommendations to improve the detection and management of deteriorating patients on hospital wards. 

Impact

The findings of the study have influenced service development and nursing practice in the Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and have been forwarded by the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) to all acute trusts within the area. The findings also have wider implications for acute hospitals. They have been presented at conferences and submitted for publication.

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