Time to Treatment and Mortality during Mandated Emergency Care for Sepsis


This statewide evaluation showed that a delay to the completion of a 3-hour bundle and a delay of the administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics were associated with greater in-hospital mortality among patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department. These findings support the observation form many other studies and quality improvement initiatives that prompt recognition and faster treatment of sepsis and septic shock may reduce the incidence of avoidable deaths and suggest that mandated emergency care for sepsis may save lives.

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Marvin Zick