Journal Article
Study

A survey of nurses' beliefs about the medical emergency team system in a Canadian tertiary hospital.

Bagshaw SM, Mondor EE, Scouten C, et al. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. 2010;19:74-83.

Nurses in this study valued medical emergency team (MET) systems, but they also pointed out barriers to activation, including fear of criticism and adherence to the more traditional model of contacting the responsible physician first. Fear of criticism was a finding not reported in a past study of nursing attitudes about MET systems.