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Consumer participation in early detection of the deteriorating patient and call activation to rapid response systems: a literature review.

Vorwerk J, King L. Journal of clinical nursing. 2016;25:38-52.

Engaging patients and their families to call rapid response teams (RRTs) has been promoted as a patient safety strategy. This literature review found that consumer education programs for RRT activation led to more RRT calls by both consumers and clinicians and decreased rates of patient mortality.