Foundation’s Medical Advisor Co-Authors New Sepsis Study.

Dr. Martin Doerfler, senior vice president of clinical strategy and development and associate chief medical officer at Northwell Health and Medical Advisor to the Rory Staunton Foundation has co-authored a new study that assesses the differences between hospital-presenting sepsis (HPS) and emergency department-presenting sepsis (EDPS). “In an effort to continue finding solutions that curtail the concerning numbers of fatalities as a result of sepsis, we set out to explore how this condition manifests itself both in the in-patient and emergency room locales, and the various challenges associated with recognition, treatment and monitoring,” said Dr. Doerfler. “As clinicians, we need to better to understand this knowledge gap so that we can correct the origins of the disparities.”

The findings appeared on April 8 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The study finds the HPS disproportionately results in adverse patient outcomes, concluding that increased efforts were needed to improve recognition of sepsis during hospitalization. Read the full journal article here.