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Measuring the true impact of an electronic physiological surveillance system (EPSS)
  1. Dominick Shaw1,
  2. John Blakey2,
  3. Jamie Rylance3
  1. 1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2 Clinical Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dominick Shaw, Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Edwards Lane, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK; dominic.shaw{at}nottingham.ac.uk

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We read with interest the article by Schmidt et al.1 We applaud the authors for undertaking this large and complex study and for highlighting the great potential of newer technologies for improving patient care.

We hoped the authors could clarify some key issues. First, only 1 year’s mortality data are used as a baseline comparator. Mortality fluctuates by year as this paper highlights, and can …

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