Journal Article
Review

Rapid response systems as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.

Winters BD; Weaver SJ; Pfoh ER; Yang T; Pham JC; Dy SM.

Rapid response systems (RRSs) are somewhat effective at preventing cardiorespiratory arrest outside the intensive care unit, according to this AHRQ-funded systematic review published as part of a patient safety supplement in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review also identifies barriers and facilitators to effective implementation of RRSs in different contexts.