While sepsis remains a key driver of hospital mortality, readmissions and cost, hospitals becoming more adept at treating patients with this life-threatening condition. A new Premier analysis found that sepsis-related mortality, readmissions and hospital-associated incidences all declined from 2015 to 2018, as the industry has intensified performance improvement around sepsis in recent years.
However, findings also show that patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are becoming sicker, and the average cost of these cases has increased by more than 20 percent.
Premier published the analysis in its data-driven report, Margin of Excellence: Lowering the Incidence and Severity of Hospital-Associated Sepsis, which highlights the major opportunities to treat sepsis in the hospital and reduce the frequency and severity of this condition.
Listen to this on-demand webinar for:
- An overview of Premier's findings on sepsis care and results across the industry
- The four keys to success for hospitals to identify and treat patients with hospital-associated sepsis
- Real-world examples of innovative programs that have lowered sepsis mortality and reduced the incidence of septic shock in the surgical trauma ICU
- Madeleiene Biondolillo, MD, MBA, Vice President of Quality Innovation, Premier Inc.
- Debra O'Connell, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Manager, Performance Improvement, Frederick Memorial Hospital
- Randall Moorman, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, and Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Medical Predictive Devices, Diagnostics and Displays, Inc.