Simple interventions reduce sepsis deaths 40%

04/26/2011 | San Francisco Chronicle

Nine San Francisco area hospitals saw death rates from sepsis drop 40% on average by educating clinicians on recognizing the problem, increasing screening for infections and treating patients with antibiotics sooner. The two-year University of California, San Francisco, program was low-tech and based on common sense but gave hospitals leeway to tailor interventions to their staff and patient needs.

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