Sepsis Is a ‘Medical Emergency’: CDC Last Updated: August 25, 2016
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HFMA: Amid stepped-up hospital efforts to identify and treat sepsis—as well as rising costs from the condition—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging a wider campaign. Some hospitals have taken the lead in pushing sepsis detection and early treatment out to the broader community. For instance, several of the 350 hospitals that are part of Premier’s QUEST quality improvement collaborative have worked with local emergency medical service (EMS) units to detect and begin treatment for sepsis among patients who call for emergency assistance.

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