Mature rapid response system and potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary arrests in hospital.

@article{Galhotra2007MatureRR,
  title={Mature rapid response system and potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary arrests in hospital.},
  author={Sanjay Galhotra and Michael A Devita and Richard L. Simmons and Mary Amanda Dew},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={260-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence, outcome and potentially avoidable causes of inpatient cardiopulmonary arrests in a hospital with a "mature" rapid response system (RRS). DESIGN Retrospective observational study of all cardiopulmonary arrest events in 2005. SETTING University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, a 730-bed academic, urban, tertiary care adult hospital in the USA. INTERVENTIONS None. RESULTS During the calendar year 2005, the 16th year since the… CONTINUE READING
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