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January 10, 2007

Rapid Response Team Responses

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(2):154-155. doi:10.1001/jama.297.2.154-b

To the Editor: In their Commentary, Drs Winters, Pham, and Pronovost1 correctly identify an unfortunate trend in “quality improvement” in which initiatives are railroaded through that are inadequately supported by scientific evidence. However, I am a critical care fellow in an institution that quickly instituted the RRT after certain publications suggested efficacy, and the popularity of the RRT that I have observed among the house staff deserves comment.

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