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The role of the medical emergency team in end-of-life care: a multicenter, prospective, observational study.

Jones DA, Bagshaw SM, Barrett J, et al. Critical care medicine. 2012;40:98-103.

In this study, conducted at seven hospitals in three countries, nearly one-third of patients seen by a rapid response team ultimately had limitations placed on their care (such as do-not-resuscitate orders). This finding indicates a need for improved advanced care planning.