In 2014, US healthcare spending exceeded $3.0 trillion with nearly 1/3 spent on hospitalizations. Informed by real-world data from an Electronic Health Record (EHR) database of clinical and administrative records spanning 273 million encounters for 60 million patients in 600+ hospitals across the US, this report estimates 30% of all hospital discharges involve treatment of infectious organisms.
Sepsis is responsible for an estimated 12% of all hospital stays. At an average cost of $15,500 per occurrence, we estimate that hospitalizations for severe infections account for $212 billion in annual spending or 7% of total healthcare expenditure. In this report, we conduct an in-depth analysis of sepsis patient characteristics, costs, and laboratory testing.
Gram-positive bacteria are the likely causative agents of most sepsis infections. From 2010-2015, drug resistant organisms caused an astonishing 40% of bacterial sepsis infections. Hospital-Treated Sepsis Part 1: Diagnosis is part one of a two-part series on hospital-treated sepsis.
This report provides quantitative, objective data focused on the diagnosis of sepsis requiring hospitalization captured by hospitals contributing to Cerner Health Facts. This data provides real-world patient encounters and reflects real physician diagnostic decisions and encounter characteristics (e.g. admissions and lab testing) in key areas, such as antibiotic resistant pathogens.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Executive Summary
3. Incidence and Impact of Disease
- Length of Stay
- Total Cost
4. Patient Demographics
- Insurance type
- Comorbid Conditions
5. Patient Segmentation by Diagnostic Testing
- Causative Etiologic Agent
6. Length of Stay and Cost by Patient Segment
- Age at Admission
- APACHE II Score
- First Care Setting
7. Patient Flow through the Hospital
- Admission Site
- Lab Testing
- Lab TAT
8. Drug Resistant Sepsis
- Current Trends
9. Database Overview
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