Efforts to Improve Sepsis Outcomes Before Hospitalization
- Most sepsis cases begin outside the hospital with a diverse range of clinical findings.
- Evaluation of sepsis patients should include administrative claims data coupled with physiologic and laboratory data.
- Characterization of sepsis prior to hospitalization can highlight key areas for education and preemptive care to improve identification, interventions and monitoring to improve progress of illness and outcomes.
Fay et al (2020) retrospectively reviewed the medical records, prehospital and discharge information of 1,078 adult patients from 29 hospitals discharged with sepsis or septic shock between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
Major Findings for Consideration