Society of Critical Care Medicine: A Critical New Study Shows Sepsis Care Saves Lives and Money!
A new study just published in the Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine shows that patients who receive aggressive care for sepsis within the first three hours of hospitalization have a much stronger survival rate. This higher survival rate is accompanied by lower costs to the hospital and to the U.S. healthcare system in general.
This is a crucial development because it shows a direct link between mortality and costs. This link to survival and reduced costs provides a very strong, convincing argument for every state to adopt sepsis protocols. The National Family Council on Sepsis and the Rory Staunton Foundation advocate for every State to have mandatory sepsis protocols. We call for all State Health Secretaries and Health Commissioners to implement mandatory sepsis protocols immediately and save lives! This report has confirmed what the Rory Staunton Foundation has been saying all along that not alone do sepsis protocols save lives but they also save tax payers a lot of money.
Dr. Martin E. Doerfler, MD, a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Rory Staunton Foundation is a member of the team of doctors involved in the study.
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