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Journal Article
Study

Early prognostic value of the medical emergency team calling criteria in patients admitted to intensive care from the emergency department.

Etter R, Ludwig R, Lersch F, et al. Critical care medicine. 2008;36:775-81.

This study discovered that patients with medical emergency team calling criteria at presentation, or at any time during their emergency department stay, predicted hospital mortality, the need for mechanical ventilation, and the development of hemodynamic instability.