Table 3

 Categorisation of additional comments

CategoryNumber of comments
MET, medical emergency team.
It is reassuring to have the MET as back-up when managing sick patients52
The MET improves outcome or prevents deterioration28
MET calls are required because of doctor inexperience or poor management23
I have been criticised or fear criticism for making a MET call14
The MET teaches me how to manage sick patients10
MET calls are required because of poor nursing management8
I have not been involved in a MET call7
The MET staff are friendly, patient, and approachable7
The MET helps establish a management plan for unwell patients6
I would consult others (registrar other nurse)before making a MET call5
Decision to make a MET call depends on how sick the patient is
    Item 546
    Item 625
    Item 106
    Item 1614
Item 5 poorly worded4