Journal Article
Study

Characteristics and outcomes of patients receiving a medical emergency team review for respiratory distress or hypotension.

Quach JL, Downey AW, Haase M, et al. Journal of critical care. 2008;23:325-31.

This study discovered that patients receiving a medical emergency team (MET) assessment tended to be elderly and had a mortality rate exceeding 35%, with the highest rates in those where the MET response was delayed.