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Journal Article

Rethinking rapid response teams.

Litvak E, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2010;304:1375-6.

This commentary discusses problems such as triage error, patient flow, and patient–unit mismatches as situations that precipitate the need for rapid response teams (RRTs). Due to a lack of data supporting the effectiveness of RRTs, the authors advocate for addressing these underlying systematic problems within hospitals.