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Literature review: do rapid response systems reduce the incidence of major adverse events in the deteriorating ward patient?
Massey D, Aitken LM, Chaboyer W. J Clin Nurs. 2010;19:3260-3273.
Finding limited evidence that rapid response systems prevent adverse clinical outcomes, this review explores how to improve their effectiveness.
Journal Article > Study
Santiano N, Young L, Baramy LS, et al; Clinical Analysis Group. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:115-120.
This study found that medical emergency team (MET) nurses spent more than half their time engaged in ongoing assessment and re-evaluation of risk. However, only 4% of their time was spent establishing patient acuity, the primary focus of METs, suggesting the need for training to support these functions.