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Recommended guidelines for monitoring, reporting, and conducting research on medical emergency team, outreach, and rapid response systems: an Utstein-style scientific statement.

Peberdy MA; Cretikos M; Abella BS; DeVita M; Goldhill D; Kloeck W; Kronick SL; Morrison LJ; Nadkarni VM; Nichol G; Nolan JP; Parr M; Tibballs J; van der Jagt EW; Young L; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation; American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee; Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, and Critical Care; Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research.

This consensus statement provides recommendations for collection of standardized data to optimize rapid response team efforts, in order to improve the outcomes of patients whose condition acutely deteriorates while they are hospitalized.