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Journal Article

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

Fagan K, Sabel A, Mehler PS, et al. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 2012;27:480-6.

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.