National Performance on the Medicare SEP-1 Sepsis Quality Measure.

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Summary of "National Performance on the Medicare SEP-1 Sepsis Quality Measure."

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires hospitals to report compliance with a sepsis treatment bundle as part of its Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. We used recently released data from this program to characterize national performance on the sepsis measure, known as SEP-1.


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Name: Critical care medicine
ISSN: 1530-0293


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