Korean J Crit Care Med.  2017 Aug;32(3):295-296. 10.4266/kjccm.2017.00451.

Challenges to Overcome Barriers against Successful Implementation of Rapid Response Systems

  • 1Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. letact@hanmail.net


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