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Journal Article
Study

Medical emergency team calls in the radiology department: patient characteristics and outcomes.

Ott LK, Pinsky MR, Hoffman LA, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21:509-18.

This cohort study characterizes the types of emergencies that necessitated a medical emergency team evaluation of an inpatient in the radiology department. A case of an ultimately fatal adverse event that occurred while a patient was being transported from an inpatient unit to radiology is discussed in this AHRQ WebM&M commentary.