Rapid response systems.
Rapid response systems have been widely accepted as a method to improve outcomes of hospitalized patients demonstrating signs of rapid deterioration. This commentary provides an overview of rapid response systems, including factors that influence their effectiveness in enhancing safety, resources and educational programs required to support implementation, and associated improvements in mortality rates following deployment.
Hillman KM, Chen J, Jones D. Rapid response systems. Med J Aust. 2014;201(9):519-21.