Journal Article
Study

Use of medical emergency team (MET) responses to detect medical errors.

Braithwaite RS; DeVita MA; Mahidhara R; Simmons RL; Stuart S; Foraida M; Medical Emergency Response Improvement Team (MERIT)

Through chart review, this study found that approximately one third of incidents triggering medical emergency team (MET) calls involved one or more medical errors. The researchers suggest that METs may be useful to identify errors.