Early warning system on evolving critical illness and intervention in hospitalised children; a regional multicentre study

​The project

The purpose of this study is to investigate if Paediatric Early Warning Score system (PEWS) in hospitalised children optimises identification of acute and critically ill children and prevents life-threatening situations and thus reduce number of unplanned admissions to intensive care, cardiac arrest and death. Moreover, the study investigates validation of the clinical applicability of PEWS as well as the acceptability of the tool among healthcare professionals.

Time frame


External collaborators

Hanne Vebert Olesen, Aarhus University Hospital
Hanne Aagaard, Lovisenberg Diaconal University College, Norway
Hans Kirkegaard, Aarhus University


Maria Dorthea and Holger From Foundation
The Novo Nordisk Foundation; NFF150C0016756 & NNF130C0006135
Aase og Ejnar Danielsens Foundation
The Central Denmark Region Emergency Research Programme, Aarhus University Hospital
"The Acute Patient" research programme
Department of Child and Adolescent Health, Aarhus University Hospital
The A.P. Møller Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Science; 15-161.