Effects of a medical emergency team on reduction of incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrests in hospital: preliminary study.

@article{Buist2002EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a medical emergency team on reduction of incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrests in hospital: preliminary study.},
  author={Michael Buist and G. E. Moore and Stephen Bernard and Bruce P Waxman and Jeremy N. Anderson and Tuan V Nguyen},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={324 7334},
  pages={
          387-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether earlier clinical intervention by a medical emergency team prompted by clinical instability in a patient could reduce the incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrest in hospital. DESIGN A non-randomised, population based study before (1996) and after (1999) introduction of the medical emergency team. SETTING 300 bed tertiary referral teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS All patients admitted to the hospital in 1996 (n=19 317) and 1999 (n=22 847… CONTINUE READING

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