Use of a pathway quality improvement care bundle to reduce mortality after emergency laparotomy.

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Authors
Huddart, S
Peden, C J
Swart, M
McCormick, Bruce
Dickinson, M
Mohammed, M A
Quiney, N
Journal
The British journal of surgery
Type
Comparative Study
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publisher
Wiley
Rights
Archived with thanks to The British journal of surgery
Emergency laparotomies in the U.K., U.S.A. and Denmark are known to have a high risk of death, with accompanying evidence of suboptimal care. The emergency laparotomy pathway quality improvement care (ELPQuiC) bundle is an evidence-based care bundle for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy, consisting of: initial assessment with early warning scores, early antibiotics, interval between decision and operation less than 6 h, goal-directed fluid therapy and postoperative intensive care.
Citation
Use of a pathway quality improvement care bundle to reduce mortality after emergency laparotomy. 2015, 102 (1):57-66 Br J Surg
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