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Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
Comarow A. US News & World Report. July 18, 2005;139:74,76,79.
This article, accompanying the widely read ranking of "America's Best Hospitals," describes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign. Focusing on the six practices promoted by the campaign, it reviews the progress to date, with a particular focus on two participating hospitals' (Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and McLeod Regional Medical Center in South Carolina) experiences in implementing the practices.
Srikameswaran A. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 17, 2005;Health section.
This article describes medical emergency teams and how they are being utilized in several hospitals.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. November 27, 2005:A1.
This article reports on the implementation of rapid response teams in Boston hospitals and the potential for reducing patient mortality.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
This article discusses one hospital's initiative to empower patients and their families to call for a rapid response team if they feel it is necessary.
Pittsburgh, PA: UPMC Shadyside Hospital; 2012.
This brochure informs patients and their families about the Condition H helpline at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside hospital, which can be used to call a rapid response team to immediately address concerns in a patient's condition. The helpline was developed in memory of Josie King.
Wang SS. Washington Post. September 4, 2007;Health section:1.
This article discusses the advent of rapid response teams and describes how several hospitals have empowered patients or their families to initiate them.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 1, 2009:D2.
This column explains that some hospitals now afford patients and families the right to summon an immediate clinical response to a patient's worsening condition.
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Consumers' perspectives on their involvement in recognizing and responding to patient deterioration—developing a model for consumer reporting.
King L, Peacock G, Crotty M, Clark R. Health Expect. 2019;22:385-395.