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Rapid response systems

Michael D Buist
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (10): 523. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01601
Published online: 1 June 2015

To the Editor: Hillman and colleagues give an excellent overview of rapid response systems (RRSs).1 There is no doubt that this system of care that matches “the right people — with the right skills and knowledge — with the right patients at the right time” is a vast improvement on the usual traditional hierarchical referral model of care, particularly for patients in acute care hospitals whose condition is deteriorating.

  • Michael D Buist

  • University of Tasmania, Burnie, TAS.

Correspondence: Michael.Buist@utas.edu.au

Competing interests:

I am the founder and a shareholder of Patientrack.

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