Journal Article
Study

Modified Early Warning System improves patient safety and clinical outcomes in an academic community hospital.

Mathukia C, Fan WQ, Vadyak K, et al. Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives. 2015;5:26716.

The introduction of a modified early warning system at a community academic medical center was associated with more rapid response team activations (from 0.24 to 0.48 per 100 patient-days), but fewer code blues and a decline in overall inpatient mortality (from 2.3% in 2011 to 1.5% in 2013).