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Impact of an intensivist-led multidisciplinary extended rapid response team on hospital-wide cardiopulmonary arrests and mortality.

Al-Qahtani S, Al-Dorzi HM, Tamim HM, et al. Critical care medicine. 2013;41:506-17.

This Saudi Arabian study describes a rapid response team implementation consisting of an intensive care physician, critical care nurse, and respiratory therapist. Over a 3-year period, the introduction of the team was associated with fewer cardiopulmonary arrests and improved hospital mortality.