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The third Medical Emergency Teams – Hospital outcomes in a day (METHOD3) study : the application of quality metrics for rapid response systems around the world
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Aim This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the readiness of international hospitals to implement consensus-based quality metrics for rapid response systems (RRS) and evaluate the feasibility of collecting these metrics. Methods A digital survey was developed and distributed to hospital administrators and clinicians worldwide. The survey captured data on the recommended quality metrics for RRS and collected information on hospital characteristics. Statistical analysis included descriptive evaluations and comparisons by country and hospital type. Results A total of 109 hospitals from 11 countries participated in the survey. Most hospitals had some form of RRS in place, with multiple parameter track and trigger systems being commonly used. The survey revealed variations in the adoption of quality metrics among hospitals. Metrics related to patient-activated rapid response and organizational culture were collected less frequently. Geographical differences were observed, with hospitals in Australia and New Zealand demonstrating higher adoption of core quality metrics. Urban hospitals reported a lower number of recorded metrics compared to metropolitan and rural hospitals. Conclusion The study highlights the feasibility of collecting consensus-based quality metrics for RRS in international hospitals. However, variations in data collection and adoption of specific metrics suggest potential barriers and the need for further exploration. Standardized quality metrics are crucial for effective RRS functioning and continuous improvement in patient care. Collaborative initiatives and further research are needed to overcome barriers, enhance data collection capabilities, and facilitate knowledge sharing among healthcare providers to improve the quality and safety of RRS implementation globally.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Resuscitation plus
Publication
2023
DOI
10.1016/J.RESPLU.2023.100502
Volume/pages
16 (2023) , p. 1-8
Article Reference
100502
ISI
001112680900001
Pubmed ID
38026138
Medium
E-only publicatie
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