Reasons for repeat rapid response team calls, and associations with in-hospital mortality.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Rapid response teams remain a well-established patient safety strategy and are frequently implemented in order to identify deteriorating patients early so that appropriate care can be provided quickly. However, evidence supporting their effectiveness remains mixed. In this retrospective study, researchers found that patients who triggered a rapid response call but who met ongoing rapid response criteria when the initial call ended and then triggered a repeat call had significantly higher odds of mortality compared to patients with a single rapid response call during their admission.