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Journal Article
Study

Sustained effectiveness of a primary-team-based rapid response system.

Howell MD, Ngo L, Folcarelli P, et al. Critical care medicine. 2012;40:2562-8.

A rapid response team model that relied on clinical triggers to summon the primary team caring for the patient—rather than a dedicated, separate team—resulted in sustained reductions in unexpected inpatient mortality over a 4-year period.