Critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) were introduced in an attempt to reduce morbidity and mortality through the earlier detection and resuscitation of acutely deteriorating patients. However, there are many different models of critical care outreach systems across the UK and internationally.
This online survey aims to take a cross-sectional view, collecting data looking at the staffing, availability, activities and governance of different CCOS across the world. Following this I will use a systems engineering approach to determine the optimal configuration(s) of a CCOS, and determine the most appropriate metrics to measure the success or impact of a CCOT.
The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/_criticalcareoutreach