Rapid response systems in adult academic medical centers

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Sep;35(9):475-82, 437. doi: 10.1016/s1553-7250(09)35066-7.


A survey suggests that the academic medical centers with successful rapid response system programs defined each call as a chance to save a life, as well as an educational opportunity to increase the knowledge of nurses, interns, and residents throughout the institution.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / organization & administration*
  • Adult
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Emergencies*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Heart Arrest / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards
  • Safety Management / methods*
  • United States
  • Workforce