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Hospital Cost of Sepsis Around the World
Hospital Cost of Sepsis Around the World SUMMARY Sepsis remains one of the costliest hospital conditions. Globally, average total hospital costs per patient varies greatly from €1,101 to €91,951. The healthcare budget by country spent of sepsis
3 Key Factors When Using Hospital Sepsis Discharge Data
3 Key Factors When Using Hospital Sepsis Discharge Data SUMMARYHospital discharge data is easy to obtain but may be misleading due to:Lack of clinical dataSubject to documentation limitationsVarious identification strategies have been developedConversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10
Potential Value of Point-of-Care Testing in Improving Outpatient Sepsis
Potential Value of Point-of-Care Testing in Improving Outpatient Sepsis BACKGROUND General practitioners are typically the first health care provider assessing patients with acute infections. This applies to sepsis cases as well Most sepsis cases begin outside
3 Greatest Barriers and Approaches to Sepsis Program Implementations
3 Greatest Barriers and Approaches to Sepsis Program Implementations SUMMARY Implementation of an effective sepsis program is both time consuming and complicated. Each institution poses its own unique challenges. Despite this wide heterogeneity, 3 major common themes
Is Time to Antibiotics a Good Metric for Sepsis?
Is Time to Antibiotics a Good Metric for Sepsis? SUMMARY Optimal antibiotic timing remains an actively debated topic. Sepsis is an extremely heterogeneous syndrome, therefore, with which characteristics do earlier antibiotic administration improve outcomes? A more
Diagnostic Challenges in Sepsis
Diagnostic Challenges in Sepsis SUMMARY There remains no single tool to reliably identify sepsis. A variety of approaches exist as well as on the horizon in order to identify infection and sepsis. Identification must bridge the