Rapid response teams prove value for safety of your patients

January 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2008, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
New research indicates that rapid response teams (RRTs) can improve patient safety in a variety of settings. Some advocates say risk managers should consider establishing RRTs in most health care institutions. • RRTs can significantly reduce adverse events and preventable deaths. • The staff education that comes with an RRT program does not account for all of the benefits. • RRT members will be able to spend more time with patients if they have not been taken away from other patient care to respond.


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