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Journal Article

Delayed medical emergency team calls and associated outcomes.

Boniatti MM, Azzolini N, Viana M, et al. Critical care medicine. 2014;42:26-30.

Rapid response teams have been widely implemented in hospitals, despite mixed evidence of their benefits. This prospective observational study demonstrated that delayed calls to the rapid response team were associated with higher 30-day mortality.