Further reading

Audit Commission. Critical to success - the place of efficient and effective critical care services within the acute hospital. London: Audit Commission, 1999.

Department of Health. Comprehensive Critical Care - a review of adult critical care services. London: DoH, 2000.

Franklin C, Matthew J. Developing strategies to prevent in-hospital cardiac arrest: analysing responses to physicians and nurses in the hourse before the event. Crit Care Med 1994;22:244-7.

Goldhill D. Medical Emergency Teams. Care of the Critically Ill 2000;16: 209-12.

Hillman K, Parr M, Flabouris A, Bishop G, Stewart A. Redefining in-hospital resuscitation: the concept of the medical emergency team. Resuscitation 2001;48:105-10.

McGloin H, Adam SK, Singer M. Unexpected deaths and referrals to Intensive Care of patient on general wards: are some potentially avoidable? J R Coll Physicians 1999;33:255-9.

McQuillan P, Pilkington S, Allan A et al. Confidential enquiry into quality of care before admission to intensive care. BMJ 1998;316:1853-8.

Royal College of Physicians of London. Working party report on the interface between acute general [internal] medicine and critical care. London: RCPL, 2002.

Schein RM, Hazday N, Pena N, Ruben BH. Clinical antecedents to in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest. Chest 1990;98:1388-92.

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