Presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine annual conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 2010.
Emergency Department Abnormal Vital Sign “Triggers” Program Improves Time to Therapy
Article first published online: 26 APR 2011
© 2011 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Academic Emergency Medicine
Volume 18, Issue 5, pages 483–487, May 2011
How to Cite
McGillicuddy, D. C., O’Connell, F. J., Shapiro, N. I., Calder, S. A., Mottley, L. J., Roberts, J. C. and Sanchez, L. D. (2011), Emergency Department Abnormal Vital Sign “Triggers” Program Improves Time to Therapy. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18: 483–487. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01056.x
The authors have no relevant financial information or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.
Supervising Editor: Eddy Lang, MD.
[Correction added after online publication 26-Apr-2011: Dr. O’Connell’s name has been corrected.]
- Issue published online: 13 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2011
- Received August 11, 2010; revision received October 19, 2010; accepted November 4, 2010.
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