Care of deteriorating patients


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This publication provides consensus recommendations based on expert opinion for best practice in the management of deteriorating adult patients.

The recommendations are intended to guide NHSScotland boards, hospitals and health professionals in the development of local systems that will deliver reliable recognition and response to the deteriorating patients in their care.
Guideline No 139, May 2014
ISBN 978 1 909103 26 9

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