Journal Article
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Rapid response systems as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.

Winters BD, Weaver SJ, Pfoh ER, et al. Annals of internal medicine. 2013;158:417-25.

Rapid response systems (RRSs) are somewhat effective at preventing cardiorespiratory arrest outside the intensive care unit, according to this AHRQ-funded systematic review published as part of a patient safety supplement in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review also identifies barriers and facilitators to effective implementation of RRSs in different contexts.