Rapid Response Team composition, resourcing and calling criteria in Australia.

@article{Jones2012RapidRT,
  title={Rapid Response Team composition, resourcing and calling criteria in Australia.},
  author={Daryl Daley David Vere - Jones and Kelly Drennan and Graeme Keith Hart and Rinaldo Bellomo and Steven A R Web},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={563-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) have been introduced into at least 60% of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - equipped Australian hospitals to review deteriorating ward patients. Most studies have assessed their impact on patient outcome and less information exists on team composition or aspects of their calling criteria. METHODS We obtained information on team composition, resourcing and details of activation criteria from 39 of 108 (36.1%) RRT-equipped Australian hospitals. RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING

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