Journal article

In-hospital cardiac arrest epidemiology in a mature rapid response system.

Daryl Jones, Inga Mercer, Melodie Heland, Karen Detering, Sam Radford, Graeme Hart, David O'Donnell, Rinaldo Bellomo

British Journal of Hospital Medicine | Published : 2017

Abstract

An audit examined the epidemiology of in-hospital cardiac arrests 5 years after a rapid response system was introduced, exploring the frequency of arrests in monitored and unmonitored areas. Details of the initial cardiac rhythm and what proportion of events were preceded by a medical emergency team call were also assessed.