Journal article

A prospective study of factors influencing the outcome of patients after a Medical Emergency Team review

Paolo Calzavacca, Elisa Licari, Augustine Tee, Moritoki Egi, Michael Haase, Anja Haase-Fielitz, Rinaldo Bellomo

INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE | SPRINGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that predict outcome in patients receiving a Medical Emergency Team review. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PATIENTS: Cohort of 228 patients receiving one or more Medical Emergency Team reviews during daytime hours over a 1-year-period. Control cohort of all patients (n = 900) receiving a Medical Emergency Team review in the same period. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: We prospectively collected information from patients receiving a Medical Emergency Team review during daytime hours from Monday to Friday (audit group) including the clinical cause of deterioration and timing of call in relation to the first documented Medical Emerg..

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