Sepsis is the most common, least recognized, illness among hospital patients. Early goal-directed therapy has been the treatment that has been used for severe sepsis and septic shock. It has also been shown to reduce mortality in these patients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of early goal-directed therapy. The study was of adult patients that entered the emergency department with an ICD-9-CM diagnosis of sepsis (038.0 - 038.9), sepsis without organ dysfunction (995.91), sepsis with organ dysfunction (995.92), and septic shock (785.52). A total of 47 patients were reviewed to determine which elements influenced the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Data provided by the 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey did not provide sufficient information to determine the significance of early goal-directed therapy.
|Commitee:||Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||Early goal-directed therapy, Septic shock|
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