Journal Article
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Evaluating implementation of a rapid response team: considering alternative outcome measures.

Moriarty JP, Schiebel NE, Johnson MG, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2014;26:49-57.

Although effectiveness of rapid response teams has traditionally been measured by using rates of cardiac arrests or intensive care unit transfers, this study advocates for using the AHRQ failure to rescue metric instead. Failure to rescue rates declined in the second year after implementation of the rapid response team in concert with increased utilization of the team.