1. Jolley, Jenny MSN, RN, CCRN, APRN, BC

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In response to your question regarding the financial or cost-saving aspect of our implementation of a rapid response team, our study was about patient-centered care and early intervention, not cost savings. The cost-saving aspect would be another study to prove the business aspect of the rapid response team.


When we implemented a rapid response team at our hospital, our goal was to show a decrease in the amount of codes outside the critical care areas and to also show a decrease in our overall mortality rates. According to our study, we were successful in showing a decrease in the amount of codes but were not able to demonstrate a decrease in our overall mortality rates as stated in the article. So unfortunately, I am not able to provide any additional information regarding the question you asked concerning costs.


Jenny Jolley, MSN, RN, CCRN, APRN, BC


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