Journal Article

The impact of implementation of family-initiated escalation of care for the deteriorating patient in hospital: a systematic review.

Gill FJ, Leslie GD, Marshall AP. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing. 2016;13:303-13.

Rapid response teams (RRTs) are a widely implemented safety intervention with a growing body of literature supporting their effectiveness. At some hospitals, families can activate the RRT if they are concerned. This systematic review identified successful implementation strategies for family-activated RRTs, but researchers found no clear evidence that this approach improves patient outcomes.