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Quality Improvement
Successful Implementation of a Rapid Response System in the Department of Internal Medicine
Yeon Joo Lee, Jin Joo Park, Yeonyee E Yoon, Jin Won Kim, Jong Sun Park, Taeyun Kim, Jae Hyuk Lee, Jung Won Suh, You Hwan Jo, Sangheon Park, Kyuseok Kim, Young Jae Cho
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2014;29(2):77-82.   Published online May 31, 2014
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A rapid response system (RRS) aims to prevent unexpected patient death due to clinical errors and is becoming an essential part of intensive care. We examined the activity and outcomes of RRS for patients admitted to our institution’s department of internal medicine.
We retrospectively reviewed patients detected by the RRS and admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) from October 2012 through August 2013. We studied the overall activity of the RRS and compared patient outcomes between those admitted via the RRS and those admitted conventionally.
A total of 4,849 alert lists were generated from 2,505 medical service patients. The RRS was activated in 58 patients: A (Admit to ICU), B (Borderline intervention), C (Consultation), and D (Do not resuscitate) in 26 (44.8%), 21 (36.2%), 4 (6.9%), and 7 (12.1%) patients, respectively. Low oxygen saturation was the most common criterion for RRS activation. MICU admission via the RRS resulted in a shorter ICU stay than that via conventional admission (6.2 vs. 9.9 days, p = 0.018).
An RRS can be successfully implemented in medical services. ICU admission via the RRS resulted in a shorter ICU stay than that via conventional admission. Further study is required to determine long-term outcomes.


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