• Review
  • Published June 2016

The impact of implementation of family-initiated escalation of care for the deteriorating patient in hospital: a systematic review.

Rapid response teams (RRTs) are a widely implemented safety intervention with a growing body of literature supporting their effectiveness. At some hospitals, families can activate the RRT if they are concerned. This systematic review identified successful implementation strategies for family-activated RRTs, but researchers found no clear evidence that this approach improves patient outcomes.

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