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Table 1 RRT population characteristics; RRT activations from different hospitals (n = 1603)

From: Outcomes of rapid response team implementation in tertiary private hospitals: a prospective cohort study

Staff activating, n (%)
 Nurse 1104 (69%)
 Physician 449 (31%)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 858 (53.52%)
 Female 745 (46.54%)
Activation triggers, n (%)
 Cardiovascular 627 (39.11%)
 Respiratory 727 (45.35%)
 Neurological 272 (16.97%)
 Renal 21 (1.31%)
 Other causes (serious concern) 181 (11.29%)
RRT intervention, n (%)
 Vasopressors administration 87 (5.43%)
 Blood transfusion 163 (10.17%)
 Increase nursing acuity 103 (6.43%)
 Fluid bolus administration 682 (42.55%)
 O2 requirement 979 (61.07%)
Disposition of RRT activations, n (%)
 RRT population stayed in the ward 500 (31.19%)
 RRT population admitted to the ICU 1103 (68.81%)
RRT population length of stay (days)
 Average ICU length of stay 8.7
 Average hospital length of stay 28.8
RRT population outcome, n (%)
 Discharged alive from hospital 1374 (85.71%)
 Code blue upon activation 17 (1%)
 Overall mortality 229 (14.29%)
 RRT patients died in the ICU 216 (13.47%)
 RRT patient died upon activation 13 (0.08%)
 RRT patients labeled as DNR 48 (3%)