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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Using the rapid response system to provide better oversight of patient care processes.

Moore MS, Howard SK, Lighthall G. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2007;33:695-8, 645.

Three case reports provide context for improvement after implementing medical emergency teams at a Veterans Affairs health care facility. The authors found that the rapid response system allowed staff to identify a recurrent error and consequently remove an unsafe drug from the hospital's formulary.