One year mortality of patients treated with an emergency department based early goal directed therapy protocol for severe sepsis and septic shock: a before and after study

@inproceedings{Puskarich2009OneYM,
  title={One year mortality of patients treated with an emergency department based early goal directed therapy protocol for severe sepsis and septic shock: a before and after study},
  author={Michael A Puskarich and Michael Robert Marchick and Jeffrey A. Kline and Michael Thomas Steuerwald and Alan E. Jones},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Early structured resuscitation of severe sepsis has been suggested to improve short term mortality; however, no previous study has examined the long-term effect of this therapy. We sought to determine one year outcomes associated with implementation of early goal directed therapy (EGDT) in the emergency department (ED) care of sepsis. METHODS We performed a longitudinal analysis of a prospective before and after study conducted at a large urban ED. Adult patients were enrolled if… CONTINUE READING

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