Skip to main content
Study
March 24, 2021

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

Sprogis SK, Street M, Currey J, et al. Modifications to medical emergency team activation criteria and implications for patient safety: a point prevalence study. Aust Crit Care. Epub 2021 Mar 14. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2021.01.004

Save

Print

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.

Save

Print

Cite
Citation

Sprogis SK, Street M, Currey J, et al. Modifications to medical emergency team activation criteria and implications for patient safety: a point prevalence study. Aust Crit Care. Epub 2021 Mar 14. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2021.01.004