Volume 17 Supplement 2
33rd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
Quality assurance in severe sepsis: an individualised audit/feedback system results in substantial improvements at a UK teaching hospital
© Simmonds et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
Published: 19 March 2013
Following our study of severe sepsis care across three centres , we aimed to introduce a rapid feedback mechanism into our rolling audit programme. Whilst previous audits raised awareness of severe sepsis, only whole organisation performance was reported and no feedback was given to individual clinicians. It is recognised that such feedback loops can improve clinical practice .
Individualised feedback on sepsis care has led to substantial improvements in guideline compliance. This concept could be translated to other time-dependent patient pathways.
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