Improvement in process of care and outcome after a multicenter severe sepsis educational program in Spain.

@article{Ferrer2008ImprovementIP,
  title={Improvement in process of care and outcome after a multicenter severe sepsis educational program in Spain.},
  author={Ricard Ferrer and Antonio Artigas and Mitchell M. Levy and Jes{\'u}s Blanco and Gumersindo Gonz{\'a}lez-D{\'i}az and Jos{\'e} Garnacho-Montero and Jordi Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Eduardo Palencia and Manuel de la Quintana and Mar{\'i}a Victoria de la Torre-Prados},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2008},
  volume={299 19},
  pages={2294-303}
}
CONTEXT Concern exists that current guidelines for care of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock are followed variably, possibly due to a lack of adequate education. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a national educational program based on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines affected processes of care and hospital mortality for severe sepsis. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Before and after design in 59 medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) located throughout Spain. All ICU… CONTINUE READING
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