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Article

Publication Date

April 2016

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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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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