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International Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Radu Postelnicu
  • Andrew Rhodes
  • Laura Evans
Chapter

Abstract

  • Clinical practice guidelines are propositions developed methodologically to help physicians in their decisions concerning the appropriateness of care in a given clinical setting.

  • They lead to improvement in health outcomes by advancing the quality of clinical decisions, as they empower physicians to choose treatments of proven benefit and to abandon those that may cause no benefit or harm.

  • The Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines were developed to provide guidance for clinicians caring for adult patients with sepsis or septic shock.

  • The most recent SCC guidelines recommend the implementation of bundles in improving the quality of care of patients.

Keywords

Sepsis Guidelines Bundles Quality improvement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineNew York University School of Medicine, Bellevue HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Intensive Care MedicineSt. George’s University HospitalLondonUK

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