Academic hospitals with higher severe sepsis case volume have lower severe sepsis hospital mortality without higher costs. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: First, we excluded patients transferred to another acute care hospital from all analyses. I just started looking over the questions and the material seems well organized and helpful for the boards. Volume, quality of care, and outcome in pneumonia.
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Internal medicine IM is the parent specialty for the majority of physicians who identify themselves as intensivists. To determine associations between hospital severe sepsis caseload and outcomes.
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Agreement between the different ICDCM algorithms for identification of severe sepsis case volume quartiles was assessed with weighted kappa statistics Relation between volume and outcome for patients with severe sepsis in United Kingdom: The application of operations research methodologies to the delivery of care model for traumatic spinal cord injury: Complete all of the questions, study the rationales, and proceed to the Web-based question posttest.
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Hospital Case Volume and Outcomes among Patients Hospitalized with Severe Sepsis
At a Glance Commentary Scientific Knowledge on the Subject In the absence of novel therapeutics, processes of care are important determinants of outcomes in patients with severe sepsis. The requirement for IM-CCM trainees to perform 50 therapeutic bronchoscopies is not supported by evidence either of competency assessment or clinical training need; this criterion should be eliminated, with bronchoscopic training needs and procedural competency determined by other means.
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Access to already purchased content is maintained. Main Results Internal medicine-CCM—based fellowships have disparate program requirements compared to other internal medicine subspecialties and adult CCM fellowships.
A benefit over the book form is that you get immediate feedback on your answer with listed references without "spoiling" answers to upcoming questions. These variations may be justified to address differences in trainee backgrounds; however, unnecessary variations in education may create barriers for optimal CCM training.
Funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; or decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
The effect of multidisciplinary care teams on intensive care unit mortality. IM-CCM—based fellowships have unique program requirements that are not linked to differences in pre-fellowship preparation or curriculum Table 3. Thus, further studies using alternative data sources are needed to determine whether processes of care, such as use of protocols 41time to effective antibiotics 10 — 12early central venous catheter placement 12 for implementation of early goal-directed therapy 11or use of lung-protective ventilation 13 card, 32are performed to a greater extent in high-volume, high-performing centers.
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Guidelines for advanced training for physicians in critical care. Thus, the flow of surgical patients with severe medicime between U. Structure, process, and annual ICU mortality across 69 centers: Data Resource Book Academic Year — Collaboratively and iteratively, the task force reached consensus using a roundtable meeting, electronic mail, and conference calls.
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Limitations of our qccp include use of retrospective administrative data without individual physiological variables that would allow use of other ICU-specific methods to adjust for severity of illness e. Discussion We identified a strong case volume and outcome association for severe sepsis cases admitted to U.