Journal Article

Impact of nighttime rapid response team activation on outcomes of hospitalized patients with acute deterioration.

Fernando SM; Reardon PM; Bagshaw SM; Scales DC; Murphy K; Shen J; Tanuseputro P; Heyland DK; Kyeremanteng K.

Patients evaluated by a rapid response team at night were less likely to be transferred to the intensive care unit and more likely to die in the hospital compared to patients evaluated during the daytime. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed a preventable adverse event occurring in part due to less intensive nighttime staffing.