Stopping Sepsis

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September 9, 2016
Northwell Reduces Sepsis Mortality

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September 9, 2016
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Crain's Health Pulse
September 13, 2016
NY Advocates Seek to Expand Sepsis Programs

New York in 2013 became the first state to pass mandatory hospital protocols to prevent and treat sepsis. Now, advocates are promoting new state legislation and programming related to sepsis, a condition estimated to cost the U.S. more than $20 billion in hospital bills and more than 250,000 lives per year. The state Department of Health wants to ensure that all hospitals are equally equipped to treat the condition, which has so far not been the case. "Getting the appropriate care should not be a lottery," said Dr. Foster Gesten, medical director for the office of health insurance programs, speaking at a forum Monday hosted by the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention in Manhattan called "New York: New Ideas on Sepsis." In 2011, of 40,334 reported cases of sepsis in New York, 15,311 resulted in death, a nearly 38% mortality rate, said Gesten. Other efforts to prevent sepsis include a pilot program to train home health aides to screen for sepsis and a curriculum around sepsis and infectious disease that has been piloted in New York City schools. A bill requiring the state to make a model curriculum broadly available to schools passed the state Assembly in May but failed to gain traction in the state Senate. The Rory Staunton Foundation, named after a 12-year-old who died from the condition in 2012, will soon launch a series of national public service campaigns for television created in partnership with Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.—C.L.

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