Variability in the implementation of rapid response teams at academic American pediatric hospitals

J Pediatr. 2013 Dec;163(6):1772-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.07.018. Epub 2013 Aug 27.


Pediatric rapid response teams have become standard over the past decade, but are organized heterogeneously at US academic hospitals, with rare financial support. To compare rapid response team efficacy, pediatric hospitals should agree on standard outcome measures, whether it be a standard definition of floor arrest or of clinical deterioration.

Keywords: CHA; Children's Hospital Association; ICU; Intensive care unit; PICU; Pediatric ICU; RRT; Rapid response team.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hospital Rapid Response Team / standards*
  • Hospital Rapid Response Team / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hospitals, Pediatric*
  • Humans
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States