Do clinical guidelines improve management of sepsis in critically ill elderly patients? A before-and-after study of the implementation of a sepsis protocol

Abstract

Guidelines for the management of sepsis have been published but not validated for elderly patients, though a prompt work-up and initiation of appropriate therapy are crucial. This study assesses the impact of a sepsis protocol on timelines for therapy and mortality in standardized management. Consecutive patients aged 70 years and older who were diagnosed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00508-012-0229-7

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