Developing a continuous monitoring infrastructure for detection of inpatient deterioration

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 Sep;38(9):428-31, 385. doi: 10.1016/s1553-7250(12)38056-2.


A physiologic database infrastructure, composed of a patient monitoring system and a data processing and storage system, enables the detection of deterioration in noncritical patients, thereby helping to prevent failure-to-rescue events.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual*
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
  • Risk
  • Vital Signs / physiology*