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Vital sign abnormalities, rapid response, and adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients.

Fagan K, Sabel A, Mehler PS, et al. Vital sign abnormalities, rapid response, and adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(6):480-6. doi:10.1177/1062860611436127.

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January 30, 2013
Fagan K, Sabel A, Mehler PS, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(6):480-6.

This study revealed a high incidence of false-positive vital sign abnormalities that meet established thresholds for triggering rapid response activation. These findings are important when considering potential automated triggering systems.

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Fagan K, Sabel A, Mehler PS, et al. Vital sign abnormalities, rapid response, and adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(6):480-6. doi:10.1177/1062860611436127.