TrendLens February 15, 2018: TrendTracking the Economic Cost of Sepsis across the Care Continuum
Welcome to TrendLens…trends bending the curve in home health and post-acute care. In this issue of TrendLens, we focus on Sepsis. Sepsis is the #1 cause of readmissions. Learn the key facts about Sepsis. How should your organization manage Sepsis? In this TrendLens, we provided clinical resources and valuable readmissions information.
Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group
In This Issue
TrendTracking the Economic Cost of Sepsis across the Care Continuum
The economic cost of Sepsis is staggering.
Tracking Sepsis Readmissions Across the Continuum
Sepsis impacts readmissions across the continuum.
Facts about Sepsis
- The onset of 79.4% of Sepsis cases occurred outside of a hospital
- The majority of Sepsis admissions had recent interactions with a health care system prior to that admission
- 18% of Sepsis admissions were from a nursing home/skilled nursing facility4
Sepsis is the Most Expensive Condition
According to 2013 data, Sepsis was the most expensive condition treated, accounting for $24 billion, or 6.2%, of the aggregate costs for all hospitalizations.
Below were the top 10 most expensive conditions treated in U.S. hospitals among all payers in 2013.