- Kellett J, Kim A. Validation of an abbreviated Vitalpac™ Early Warning Score (ViEWS) in 75,419 consecutive admissions to a Canadian regional hospital. Resuscitation. 2012;83:297-302 pubmed publisher..The abbreviated ViEWS score has comparable discrimination to the original score and has reasonable "goodness of fit" for most patients except for those requiring intensive care. ..
- Nabayigga B, Kellett J, Brabrand M, Opio M. The mortality of acutely ill medical patients for up to 60days after admission to a resource poor hospital in sub-Saharan Africa compared with patients of similar illness severity admitted to a Danish Regional Teaching Hospital--an exploratory observ. Eur J Intern Med. 2016;27:24-30 pubmed publisher....
- Kellett J. Death is not the only healthcare outcome important to patients. Eur J Intern Med. 2016;32:e11-2 pubmed publisher..e. the chance of getting better) versus the risks (i.e. the chances the treatment will kill you) may be far more acceptable to patients than providing their risks versus the chance that they are going to die anyway. ..
- Nabayigga B, Kellett J, Opio M. The alertness, gait and mortality of severely ill patients at two months after admission to a resource poor sub-Saharan hospital--Why is post-discharge surveillance not routine everywhere?. Eur J Intern Med. 2016;28:25-31 pubmed publisher..89 SE 0.03). In a resource poor setting gait and alertness assessments are of prognostic value, and practical and informative methods of patient follow-up. ..
- Kellett J, Murray A. Should predictive scores based on vital signs be used in the same way as those based on laboratory data? A hypothesis generating retrospective evaluation of in-hospital mortality by four different scoring systems. Resuscitation. 2016;102:94-7 pubmed publisher..In contrast, for patients without acute illness laboratory data may be a more valuable indication of the patient's capacity to respond to insults in the future. ..
- Opio M, Kellett J. How Well Are Pulses Measured? Practice-Based Evidence from an Observational Study of Acutely Ill Medical Patients During Hospital Admission. Am J Med. 2017;130:863.e13-863.e16 pubmed publisher....
- Subbe C, Kellett J, Barach P, Chaloner C, Cleaver H, Cooksley T, et al. Crisis checklists for in-hospital emergencies: expert consensus, simulation testing and recommendations for a template determined by a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary learning collaborative. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017;17:334 pubmed publisher..Interventional trials are needed. ..
- Kellett J, Sebat F. Make vital signs great again - A call for action. Eur J Intern Med. 2017;: pubmed publisher..Professional societies and regulatory bodies need to address this issue: if vital signs were more accurately and frequently measured, and acted on promptly and appropriately hospital care would be safer, better and cheaper. ..