The Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles and outcome: results from the International Multicentre Prevalence Study on Sepsis (the IMPreSS study)

October 28, 2015

Source:  Intensive Care Medicine 41/9 pp 1620-8

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Date of publicationAugust 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Despite evidence demonstrating the value of performance initiatives, marked differences remain between hospitals in the delivery of care for patients with sepsis. The aims of this study were to improve our understanding of how compliance with the 3-h and 6-h Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) bundles are used in different geographic areas, and how this relates to outcome. Compliance with all of the evidence-based bundle metrics was not high. Patients whose care included compliance with all of these metrics had a 40 % reduction in the odds of dying in hospital with the 3-h bundle and 36 % for the 6-h bundle.

Length of Publication:  9 pages

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New patient safety incentives revealed

January 28, 2015

Source:  Health Service Journal, 5 January 2015

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Date of publication:  January 2015

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  NHS England has presented new incentives to improve patient safety. The incentives include advances in seven day services, care of sepsis and acute kidney injury, and moves to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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