Journal Article

The impact of a nurse led rapid response system on adverse, major adverse events and activation of the medical emergency team.

Massey D, Aitken LM, Chaboyer W. Intensive & critical care nursing. 2015;31:83-90.

This study of an after-hours rapid response team found that the team was not always activated as intended. More unplanned admissions to intensive care were identified following rapid response implementation, possibly due to enhanced surveillance for clinical deterioration. Under-utilization of rapid response may account for mixed results in improving patient safety.