Journal Article
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Rapid response teams improve outcomes—Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Jones D; Rubulotta F; Welch J; Wendon J; Hodgson C; Bellomo R; Maharaj R; Stelfox HT.

This three-part commentary presents differing views on whether rapid response teams (RRTs) improve patient outcomes and recommends that further research is required to determine ideal RRT staffing, factors that contribute to the need for an RRT, and how rapid response affects the safety of hospitalized patients.