Community Health Network had implemented evidence-based care; however, the sepsis mortality rate remained higher than desired. To address this situation, the health system established a sepsis council to coordinate a sepsis improvement plan and implemented an analytics platform to gain insight into sepsis care performance.
- 120 lives saved.
- 50 percent relative reduction in mortality for patients with emergency department (ED) present on admission (POA) severe sepsis.
- 14 percent relative reduction in mortality for patients with ED POA septic shock.
- $5.5 million in savings, the result of reducing average variable cost of care for ED POA and inpatient cohort with sepsis, while also capturing patients for downstream care delivery.