Table 1

Qualitative domains, categories and themes derived from interviews

DomainCategory and theme
Positive impact implicationsNegative implications
Morale/teamworkSupport and empowerment for nursesConflict between primary team and nurse/between primary team and RRT
EducationEducation for physicians and for nursesNegative impact for education of housestaff
WorkloadRedistribution of nurses' workload during emergent careBurden of work for RRT members
Positive impact for physician workload
Patient careFormalised process for escalation of care for patientsErrors and delays due to lack of continuity
Hospital administrationPatient flow, throughput through hospital
Retention of nurses
  • RRT, rapid response team.