Journal Article

Organizational perspectives of nurse executives in 15 hospitals on the impact and effectiveness of rapid response teams.

Smith PL, McSweeney J. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2017;43:289-298.

According to this survey of nursing leaders, they perceived that rapid response teams improve patient outcomes and safety culture. Evaluations of rapid response were usually informal and often did not capture standardized data. The authors advocate for future research to examine what different types of hospitals perceive as valuable in rapid response teams.