This study examined how implementation of the "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" at Mission Hospital affected both patient outcomes and hospital costs. The study hypothesized that with the implementation ofthe campaign, including education and evidence-based protocols, staffwould have a heightened awareness ofthe early signs of sepsis.
The study used data derived from two sources: the Individual Chart Measurement Tool developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the hospital's electronic medical records. Each month 10-15 patients were selected for a retrospective chart review. The chart review included the indicators that would determine the success ofthe campaign.
Results showed that since the implementation ofthe campaign, mortality has decreased and hospital costs have improved. The campaign brought sepsis to the forefront of the hospital's attention and made positive changes in the treatment of these patients. The ongoing challenge will be to continue the sustainment ofthe campaign's successes.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Medicine, Health care management|
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