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Letters NEWS 2 and sepsis

NEWS 2 sepsis score is not validated in primary care

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 23 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1743
  1. Alex Burns, general practitioner
  1. Acute GP Service, Treliske Hospital, Truro TR1 3LQ, UK
  1. alex.burns{at}

Inada-Kim and Nsutebu urge the health system to use the NEWS 2 score in all healthcare settings.1 They say that “a score in one setting must mean the same in any other.” The problem is that it doesn’t.

Improved communication …

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