Another negative rapid response team study

In this large before-after study in an academic tertiary care center, implementation of a rapid response team did not affect code rates or mortality rates. Rapid response teams continue to be controversial in their benefit, despite widespread adoption (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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