Critical care outreach comes to Canada

Baxter, Alan D.
February 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/28/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 5, p613
Academic Journal
The article examines the use of a critical care outreach or medical emergency team (MET) in Canada. The aims of a MET is for the early recognition of a deteriorating patient and the subsequent response and evaluation by a designated team with the necessary expertise, experience and resources. The duration of MET implementation and control periods may vary, as well as the daily availability of the team. The members of the team may include nurses and junior doctors.


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