The impact of ED crowding on early interventions and mortality in patients with severe sepsis.

@article{Gaieski2017TheIO,
  title={The impact of ED crowding on early interventions and mortality in patients with severe sepsis.},
  author={David Foster Gaieski and Anish Kumar Agarwal and Mark Mikkelsen and Byron C. Drumheller and S Cham Sante and Frances Shofer and Munish Goyal and Jesse M Pines},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={
          953-960
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Critically ill patients require significant time and care coordination in the emergency department (ED). We hypothesized that ED crowding would delay time to intravenous fluids and antibiotics, decrease utilization of protocolized care, and increase mortality for patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of severe sepsis patients admitted to the hospital from the ED between January 2005 and February 2010. Associations between four… CONTINUE READING
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