Review: Rapid-response teams do not reduce mortality in hospital patients

Belknap, Steven M.
June 2010
ACP Journal Club;6/15/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 6, p2
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by researchers to understand effectiveness of rapid-response teams (RRTs) in reducing cardiopulmonary arrest and mortality in hospital patients. These teams treat non-intensive care unit patients who are deteriorating. The metal-analysis method revealed that RRTs did not help in reducing mortality in adults but did reduce it in children. The study concluded that it helped in reducing cardiopulmonary arrests but did not reduce mortality.


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