TrendLens February 15, 2018: TrendTracking the Economic Cost of Sepsis across the Care Continuum

Lisa Remington

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

The economic cost of Sepsis is staggering.

 Sepsis impacts readmissions across the continuum.

  • 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

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.

Sepsis ranks among the four most costly conditions in the hospital for all four payer groups.5

Proper care protocols are needed to keep residents and patients out of the hospital due to Sepsis. Strategies focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment can help keep post-acute care facilities on track to minimize readmission risk. The following are clinical resources available from McKesson Medical-Surgical to help reduce hospital readmissions.


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1. Sepsis Resource Guide

Clinical information and product formularies to help prevent, diagnose and treat Sepsis

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2. Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Products

Formularies to prevent Sepsis infection and support effective treatment

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3. McKesson Readmission ResourceTM

Valuable readmissions information to help reduce readmission rates

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4. Live Clinical Consultation and On-demand Training and Education

Collective expertise and robust clinical resources to manage and improve clinical outcomes

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