Reduced frequency of cardiopulmonary arrests by rapid response teams.

  title={Reduced frequency of cardiopulmonary arrests by rapid response teams.},
  author={Paulo David Scatena Gonçales and Joyce Assis Polessi and Lital Moro Bass and Gisele de Paula Dias Santos and Paula Kiyomi Onaga Yokota and Cl{\'a}udia Regina Laselva and Constantino Jos{\'e} Fernandes J{\'u}nior and Miguel Cendoroglo Neto and Marcus Estanislao and Vanessa Teich and Camila Sardenberg},
  volume={10 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of the implementation of a rapid response team on the rate of cardiorespiratory arrests in mortality associated with cardiorespiratory arrests and on in-hospital mortality in a high complexity general hospital. METHODS A retrospective analysis of cardiorespiratory arrests and in-hospital mortality events before and after implementation of a rapid response team. The period analyzed covered 19 months before intervention by the team (August 2005 to February 2007… CONTINUE READING

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