Factors Leading to Rapid Response Team Interventions in Adult Medical-Surgical PatientsJournal of Nursing Care Quality (2016)
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.
Publication DateApril, 2016
Citation InformationChrstine 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
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