The economic cost of sepsis

Sepsis is the leading cause of in-hospital mortality and the most expensive condition treated in the United States.

the economic burden of sepsis

Sepsis – complex & costly

  • $62 billion estimated annual cost of treatment & care
  • $3.5 billion estimated annual cost of readmissions
  • $34 million annual margin loss to hospitals > 500 beds
  • $10 million annual margin loss to hospitals < 200 beds
  • #1 cause of deaths in hospitals
  • #1 cause of hospital readmissions
  • #1 cost to hospitals

Readmissions can be a very costly part of sepsis management and directly impact a hospital’s bottom line. If patients treated for a disease return to the hospital after discharge this not only results in additional treatment costs, but also puts the hospital at risk of reduced payments and even penalties under the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program.

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One of the largest -ever studies of Medicare sepsis data was conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The journal of Critical Care Medicine has published the research in three articles and numerous other studies have found significant implications for patient care, industry, non-government organizations, and government agencies. The results of these studies can be found by clicking the links below.

Sepsis Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 1. The Burdens of Sepsis, 2012–2018*

Sepsis Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 2. The Trajectories of Sepsis, 2012–2018*

Sepsis Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 3. The Methods, Models, and Forecasts of Sepsis, 2012–2018*

Sepsis poses a cost-containment challenge in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

A sepsis monitoring system can saves lives, shorten hospital stays and reduces healthcare costs

PERSOWN is working with data analytics leader SAS to bring affordable, lifesaving, early detection Sepsis technology to clinicians, researchers, and governments to reduce sepsis deaths globally, improve patients lives, and strengthen the financial position of healthcare networks

We’re seeking integration partners

We plan to build the broadest array of point-of-care molecular diagnostics and largest and best managed health dataset in the world. We seek partners that actively support APIs to enable users to have transparent interoperability of their health related data.

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