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Sustaining Health Care Interventions to Achieve Quality Care: What We Can Learn From Rapid Response Teams

Stolldorf, Deonni P. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000204

Rapid response team (RRT) adoption and implementation are associated with improved quality of care of patients who experience an unanticipated medical emergency. The sustainability of RRTs is vital to achieve long-term benefits of these teams for patients, staff, and hospitals. Factors required to achieve RRT sustainability remain unclear. This study examined the relationship between sustainability elements and RRT sustainability in hospitals that have previously implemented RRTs.

School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Correspondence: Deonni P. Stolldorf, PhD, RN, 600-C Godchaux Hall, 461 21st Ave South, Nashville, TN 37240 (

Funding: UL1 TR000445 from NCATS/NIH for the use of REDCap.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted for publication: April 6, 2016

Published ahead of print: June 6, 2016

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