The Medical Emergency Team System and not-for-resuscitation orders: results from the MERIT study

Jack Chen, Arthas Flabouris, Rinaldo Bellomo, Kenneth M Hillman, Simon R Finfer

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Abstract

To examine NFR orders in relation to adverse events and emergency team calls in hospitals with or without a Medical Emergency Team (MET) system during the MERIT study. Method: Within a cluster randomized controlled trial (the MERIT study), examining the effect of introducing a MET system, we recorded NFR orders in relation to adverse events and emergency team calls. We compared the proportion and rate of NFR orders issued in relation to adverse events and adverse event-free emergency team calls in hospitals with or without a MET system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391 - 397
Number of pages7
JournalResuscitation
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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