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Activation of a medical emergency team using an electronic medical recording–based screening system.
Huh JW, Lim CM, Koh Y, et al. Crit Care Med. 2014;42:801-808.
This study describes the experience of a medical emergency team (MET) at a large academic medical center in South Korea. Approximately half of the MET activations were triggered by an electronic medical record–based screening system, resulting in better outcomes compared with patients who had MET activations from other sources.
Journal Article > Commentary
Albert BL, Huesman L. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2011;30:283-292.
This commentary describes how one hospital developed an early warning score system to improve rapid response team deployment.
Journal Article > Review
Outreach and Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the prevention of Intensive Care admission and death of critically ill adult patients on general hospital wards.
McGaughey J, Alderdice F, Fowler R, Kapila A, Mayhew A, Moutray M. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;(3):CD005529.
Medical emergency teams (also referred to as rapid response teams or critical care outreach teams) are being widely implemented in the US and worldwide. However, their effect on clinical outcomes remains controversial, as a prior commentary found no conclusive evidence of benefits. This systematic review found that most studies of medical emergency teams were of such poor methodologic quality that their results could not be generalized. Only two prospective controlled studies of outreach teams were identified, which demonstrated mixed results on patient outcomes.