Critical care outreach team's effect on patient outcome: Authors' replyBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.347-b (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:347
- Carol Ball, consultant nurse,
- Margaret Kirkby, senior sister critical care outreach team1,
- Susan Williams, clinical audit manager1
- 1Critical Care Unit, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London NW3 2QG
EDITOR—The significance for the relative risk ratio, for patients surviving to discharge, between the two groups was P = 0.0452.
In relation to our readmission data, the increase in survival and increase in median length of stay before and after the introduction of the outreach team might explain the published results. …