Author Affiliations: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Dr Brilli), Division of Critical Care Medicine (Drs Nowak and Brilli), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.
In-hospital pediatric cardiopulmonary arrests that occur outside the intensive care unit (ICU) account for between 8.5% and 14% of in-hospital arrests involving children and carry a poor prognosis, with mortality rates of 50% to 67%.1- 4 Reduction or elimination of such arrests should be a high priority for the pediatric health care community.
Nowak JE, Brilli RJ. Pediatric Rapid Response TeamsIs It Time?. JAMA. 2007;298(19):2311-2312. doi:10.1001/jama.298.19.2311