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Table 2 The percentage of MET interventions resulting in placement of a DNAR order

From: Rapid response systems: are they really effective?

Author, year DNAR/MET calls (%)
Buist, 2002 [8] 17/152 (11.2)
Bellomo, 2003 [17] 2/99 (2)
Kenward, 2004 [9] 32/130 (24.6)
Hillman, 2005 [7] 106/1319 (8)
Jones, 2005 [29] 18/327 (5.5)
Chan, 2008 [11] 73/376 (19.4)
Lighthall, 2010 [28] 10/378 (2.6)
Beitler, 2011 [20] 96/855 (11.2)
Laurens, 2011 [21] 55/296 (18.5)
Al-Qahtani, 2013 [14] 269/2879 (9.3)
  1. On the other hand, placement of a DNAR order does not necessarily prevent MET intervention or the escalation of therapy. In a recent study [10], 45 ward patients with a DNR order in place were reviewed by the MET and 18 (40%) were transferred to the ICU after MET activation.
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