Sepsis is now the leading cause of death, costliest condition and number one cause of readmission in US hospitals. The whitepaper provides an overview of the leading methods to address sepsis and insight into new approaches at the forefront of the field. Read to glean recommendations on approaches to reduce the mortality rate, costs, length of stay and readmission rate associated with sepsis in your hospital or health system.
Sepsis is extremely difficult to diagnosis and the cost of treatment is staggering. The rising prevalence of sepsis poses a significant clinical and financial concern for hospital leaders, who may not realize the exponential cost and devastating clinical impact it has on the majority of US hospitals.
Time is a critical factor impacting mortality rates with sepsis. Without timely intervention and treatment within the first few hours, the patient’s probability of survival falls dramatically to zero within 36 hours. This whitepaper will cover the potential clinical and financial benefits of identifying sepsis earlier in the care continuum.
Sepsis identification methods have been developed at the pre-admissions, post admissions and discharge levels to support clinical decisions. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. This whitepaper explores the methods that provide the highest return on investment in dealing with sepsis.