Study shows benefits of intensivist-led rapid response teams

01/8/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

A study showed multidisciplinary rapid response teams led by intensivists reduced cardiopulmonary arrests and mortality and provided better end-of-life care when they followed patients until they were clinically stable or through discharge if transferred to an ICU. Researchers from Saudi Arabia reported in Critical Care Medicine that in-hospital mortality rates for ICU patients declined from 57.4% to 48.7%.

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