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Respiratory rate: the neglected vital sign

Olivier Steichen, Gilles Grateau and Eric Bouvard
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (9): 531-532.
Published online: 3 November 2008

To the Editor: Cretikos et al make a strong case for routinely recording patients’ respiratory rate (RR) in acute wards.1

  • Olivier Steichen1
  • Gilles Grateau1
  • Eric Bouvard2

  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, Paris, France.
  • 2 Department of Geriatrics, Hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, Paris, France.


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