Journal Article

Reducing in-hospital cardiac arrests and hospital mortality by introducing a medical emergency team.

Konrad D, Jäderling G, Bell M, et al. Intensive care medicine. 2010;36:100-6.

Rapid response systems function within a variety of structures, but they ultimately remain a mechanism to manage a clinically deteriorating patient. This prospective study demonstrated that implementation of an intensivist physician and nurse–based team led to improvements in cardiac arrest rates and adjusted hospital mortality.