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[Medical emergency teams]

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

G. Bunkenborg, C. Lund, John Asger Petersen

The aim of medical emergency teams (MET) is to identify and treat deteriorating patients on general wards, and to avoid cardiac arrest, unplanned intensive care unit admission and death. The effectiveness of METs has yet to be proven, as the only two randomised, controlled trials on the subject show conflicting results. Despite the lack of evidence, METs are gaining popularity and are being implemented in Danish hospitals as part of Operation Life
Udgivelsesdato: 2008/8/25
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Volume170
Issue number35
Pages (from-to)2661-2663
Number of pages2
ISSN0041-5782
StatePublished - 2008

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