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ICU admittance by a rapid response team versus conventional admittance, characteristics, and outcome.

J├Ąderling G, Bell M, Martling C-R, et al. Critical care medicine. 2013;41:725-31.

In this study, rapid response teams admitted more than half of patients transferred from the wards to the intensive care unit (ICU). Such patients tended to be older, with higher severity of illness, and more likely to have severe sepsis compared with ward patients transferred to the ICU without rapid response team activation.