Margin of Excellence: Lowering the Incidence and Severity of Hospital-Associated Sepsis

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care delivery and payment, health systems are seeking additional opportunities to optimize care, reduce costs and keep patients safe.


One key opportunity is sepsis, which is the top cause of hospital deaths and the most expensive hospital-associated condition. Premier Inc. analyzed data over a three-year period and found that providers are making noteworthy strides with sepsis care, as the overall mortality, readmissions and incidence of hospital-associated sepsis have declined; still, patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are more likely to suffer from septic shock, leading to more than $1.5 billion in added costs. Learn the best practices to close the gap, reduce costs and improve the quality of care for sepsis patients.

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