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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Early goal-directed therapy in adult septic patients
by Ichiyama, Jodi, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 41; 1526918
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
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
Publication Number: 1526918
ISBN: 978-1-321-27718-0
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