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It's Past Time for Rapid Response to Shock

Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP

Section Editor(s): Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP, FAASM, Editor

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/CPM.0b013e3181671a9d
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: The institution of a rapid response team produced faster initiation of important therapeutic interventions and reduced mortality for patients who develop shock.

Source: Sebat F, Musthafa AA, Johnson D, et al. Effect of a rapid response system for patients in shock on time to treatment and mortality during 5 years. Crit Care Med. 2007;35:2568–2575.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.