Uptake of Medical Emergency Team (MET) services into various categories of hospitals in Australia and New Zealand for which the MET status is known. Each data point represents the cumulative total of the number of MET services commenced (y-axis) at the corresponding time (x-axis). The commencement of the MET service at Liverpool Hospital (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) (June 1989) is omitted for the purpose of presentation. Shown below the x-axis are the first authors of publications related to adverse events and METs: Lee, et al. ; McQuillan, et al. ; Smith and Wood ; Buist, et al. ; Goldhill, et al. ; Bristow, et al. ; Buist, et al. ; Hodgetts ; Foraida ; Bellomo, et al. ; and DeVita .