Journal article

In-Hospital Quality-of-Care Measures for Pediatric Sepsis Syndrome

Folafoluwa O Odetola, Gary Freed, Caroline Shevrin, Brian Madden, Julie McCormick, Kevin Dombkowski



BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Sepsis syndrome, comprising sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock, is a leading cause of child mortality and morbidity, for which the delivery of time-sensitive care leads to improved survival. We aimed to describe the development and testing of quality measures for in-hospital care of pediatric sepsis syndrome. METHODS: Seven measures of quality of care for children hospitalized with sepsis syndrome were developed by using an iterative process including literature review, development of concepts and candidate measures, and selection of measures for feasibility and importance by 2 panels of experts. The measures were tested for reliability and validity among chil..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant 5 U18 HS020516. The funding source was not involved in the design of the study, collection or management of the data, analysis or interpretation of the data, manuscript preparation, review or approval, or the decision to submit for publication.