Critical care outreach team's effect on patient outcome: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.347-b (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:347
  1. Carol Ball, consultant nurse,
  2. Margaret Kirkby, senior sister critical care outreach team1,
  3. Susan Williams, clinical audit manager1
  1. 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. …

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