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Modifications to medical emergency team activation criteria and implications for patient safety: a point prevalence study.

Sprogis SK, Street M, Currey J, et al. Aust Crit Care. 2021;Epub Mar 14.

Medical emergency teams (MET), also known as rapid response teams, are used to improve the identification and management of patients demonstrating signs of rapid deterioration. This study found that modifying activation criteria to trigger METs at more extreme levels of clinical deterioration were not associated with negative patient safety outcomes.