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Table 7 Intervention utility: perception of usefulness of different BC PEWS components

From: Implementation study of a 5-component pediatric early warning system (PEWS) in an emergency department in British Columbia, Canada, to inform provincial scale up

Perceived usefulnessNot at all / to a slight extent (%)To a moderate extent (%)To a great / very great extent (%)
Pediatric assessment flowsheet25.632.641.9
PEWS score20.923.355.8
Situational awareness a38.031.031.0
Escalation aid18.627.953.5
Communication framework30.232.637.2
Overall value to pediatric care in ED5.315.878.9
  1. a Average of responses of the four situational awareness factors (caregiver concern, unusual therapy, watcher patient and communication breakdown)