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domingo, 10 de enero de 2016

Early Sepsis


emDocs - January 9, 2016 - Author: Turner A and Martin N 
Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B 
"SEPSIS IS THE NEW BLACK
If you weren’t aware, sepsis is the new black, or in other words, the new ‘it’ thing in the ER. Even though the septic patient has existed for years, there has been a rejuvenated focus that was further ignited by the new reporting requirements implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2015. Of course this is a big deal, as sepsis has a huge impact on hospital costs, patient mortality, patient functional impairment, and now hospital reimbursement. Since nearly 3 million ED visits per year are related to sepsis, improving detection of early sepsis is paramount.
  • WHY DO WE MISS IT? 
  • HOW CAN WE IMPROVE?"