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Factors Leading to Rapid Response Team Interventions in Adult Medical-Surgical Patients
Journal of Nursing Care Quality (2016)
  • Chrstine M. Tarver, Medical-Surgical Services, El Camino Hospital
  • Diane Stuenkel, San Jose State University
Abstract
The effectiveness of a Rapid Response Team Intervention (RRTI) in preventing transfer to a higher level of care and decreasing in-hospital mortality has not been firmly established. This retrospective exploratory study examined differences between medical-surgical patients who had an RRTI and those who did not. Results yielded 5 statistically significant differences (P <= .05) between the 2 groups as well as a large variation (range, 0-238 minutes; SD = 87.73 minutes) between time of documentation of RRTI criteria to time in calling an RRTI.
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Publication Date
April, 2016
DOI
10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000156
Publisher Statement
This is the Accepted Manuscript of an article that appeared in Journal of Nursing Care Quality, volume 31, issue 2, 2016. The Version of Record (VOR) may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000156

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Citation Information
Chrstine M. Tarver and Diane Stuenkel. "Factors Leading to Rapid Response Team Interventions in Adult Medical-Surgical Patients" Journal of Nursing Care Quality Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 167 - 173 ISSN: 1057-3631
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/diane_stuenkel/25/