Journal Article
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Paediatric early warning systems for detecting and responding to clinical deterioration in children: a systematic review.

Lambert V, Matthews A, MacDonell R, et al. BMJ open. 2017;7:e014497.

This systematic review found that rapid response systems or teams are widely used, but comprehensive evaluation of these systems is lacking. The authors call for a sociotechnical evaluation of this complex intervention in order to truly characterize its impact on safety.