Table 2

Responses to various domains relevant to PEWS use

DomainVariationComments
Type of scoring system54/81 (67%) reported using an aggregate scoreCertain parameters are scored, typically 0–3, and these are added up for a total score
Age bandings64 different age bandings reported by 101 organisationsThe most common combination of age bandings, in use by 18 trusts, was: 0–11 months, 1–4 years, 5–12 years and 13–18 years
Chart format93/124 (75.0%) using paper, 31 (25%) using a partial or complete digital format29 of those using paper indicated that they planned to switch over to an electronic format within 12 months
  • PEWS, paediatric early warning systems.