Background. staff "... rarely carry out routine observations during the night "... observations are seen as tasks with a low priority ..." National Patient Safety Agency (2007) Recognising and responding appropriately to early signs of deterioration in hospitalised patients. NPSA, London.
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"...observations are seen as tasks with a low priority..."
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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE clinical guideline 50 Acutely ill patients in hospital: recognition of and response to acute illness in adults in hospital. London, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2007.
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