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Annals of Medicine

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Prehospital and Hospital Emergency Care: An Opportunity for Clinical Risk Characterization

Manuscript deadline
31 January 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Francisco Martín-Rodriguez, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
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Raúl López-Izquierdo, Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
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Ancor Sanz García, University of Castilla la Mancha, Talavera de la Reina, Spain
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Prehospital and Hospital Emergency Care: An Opportunity for Clinical Risk Characterization

Currently, there are several risk scores for characterizing patient risk in emergency medicine. However, emergency medical services and emergency department health workers are facing the challenge that a significant number of patients are not accurately characterized on a daily basis due to various factors, such as comorbidities, age, and other confounding factors. This can put patients at risk, which in the worst cases could lead to further complications, worse outcomes, or even death.

Fortunately, new biomarkers are now available, and their use alone or in combination with existing scores could provide new insights into the challenging task of patient risk stratification. Therefore, it is important to not only develop new scores or biomarkers but also modify existing scores to include confounding factors, adapt them to specific conditions, or even adjust them according to particular biomarker ranges.

Clinical risk characterization is not only important in emergency medical services and emergency departments but also in critical care departments, among others. Therefore, for this Article Collection, the goal is to solicit submission of any articles from emergency medicine and related disciplines to remark latest progress and provide important insights in the field of patient risk stratification in the emergency and critical care departments, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Development of new risk scoring
  • Modification of existing risk scoring
  • Discovery of new uses of biomarkers
  • Artificial intelligence or machine learning techniques for patient characterization
  • Identification of risk factors for clinical worsening

Annals of Medicine accepts the following types of articles:

  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Clinical Trials
  • Protocols
  • Case Series
  • Commentaries
  • Letter To The Editor

When submitting your article, please select the section, ‘Emergency Medicine’, and the Article Collection, ‘Prehospital and Hospital Emergency Care: An Opportunity for Clinical Risk Characterization’ from the drop-down menu on the submission system.


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