Jeffrey M Durthaler

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PURPOSE Current practices for managing severe sepsis in U.S. hospitals were studied. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to nurse managers who were members of the Association of Critical Care Nurses to assess current practices associated with the management of severe sepsis, including assessment of sepsis management priority, patient identification(More)
New technologies in the impatient prospective payment system are discussed. On December 21, 2000, Congress passed Public Law 106-554 that includes a requirement to establish a mechanism to more expeditiously incorporate the costs and establish qualifying criteria for payment of new services and technologies into the hospital inpatient prospective payment(More)
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