September 11, 2023
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves | Uncategorized
  • On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of a new initiative to support sepsis teams at U.S. hospitals in light of new data that found a third of patients who die in hospitals had sepsis while hospitalized. The agency said that the Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements will act as a “manager’s guide” on organizing staff and identifying resources needed to decrease sepsis rates. In a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in the US develop sepsis, and at least 350,000 die in the hospital or are moved into hospice care. (Articles herehere, and here)