Effectiveness of respiratory rates in determining clinical deterioration: a systematic review protocol

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Review question/objective:

The objective of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of manually measuring respiratory rates for 60 s or less in detecting clinical deterioration of inpatients. More specifically, the review question is:

Review question/objective:

Is measurement of respiratory rates for 60 s more effective in detecting clinical deterioration than a shorter duration of measurement?

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