The impact of Rapid Response System on delayed emergency team activation patient characteristics and outcomes--a follow-up study.

@article{Calzavacca2010TheIO,
  title={The impact of Rapid Response System on delayed emergency team activation patient characteristics and outcomes--a follow-up study.},
  author={Paolo Calzavacca and Elisa Licari and Augustine Tee and Moritoki Egi and Andrew W Downey and Jon Quach and Anja Haase-Fielitz and Michael V Haase and Rinaldo Bellomo},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={31-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of Rapid Response System (RRS) maturation on delayed Medical Emergency Team (MET) activation and patient characteristics and outcomes. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Tertiary hospital. PATIENTS Recent cohort of 200 patients receiving a MET review and early control cohort of 400 patients receiving a MET review five years earlier at the start of RRS implementation. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS We obtained information including demographics, clinical… CONTINUE READING