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Sepsis mortality rate on the rise

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 25, 2017

A new JAMA study that analyzed clinical data of 2.9 million patients found the number of sepsis deaths grew from 2009 to 2014 despite old findings that showed mortality was decreasing.

Data Points: More to the spike in sepsis cases than meets the eye

Data Points: More to the spike in sepsis cases than meets the eye

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 09, 2017

The numbers tell one story, but what's behind them might be something entirely different. For the first time since the CMS started releasing inpatient claims and payment data, sepsis topped the list as the most common condition or procedure.

Aggressive diagnoses and care spark big rise in Medicare sepsis discharges

Aggressive diagnoses and care spark big rise in Medicare sepsis discharges

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 07, 2017

Sepsis was the most common — and costly — inpatient discharge for Medicare in 2015. But experts say sepsis isn't suddenly getting worse. Instead, providers are diagnosing more patients with sepsis sooner to prevent the infection from becoming life-threatening.

Data Points: Hurricane Katrina's lasting legacy

Data Points: Hurricane Katrina's lasting legacy

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 02, 2017

Houston's hospitals were well-prepared for Hurricane Harvey. In the past 10 years, hospitals in disaster-prone areas across the country have implemented both structural and operational safeguards to keep patients and staffers safe and prevent major damage.

Nursing home abuse or neglect often goes unreported, OIG finds

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 28, 2017

More than 1 in 4 cases of abuse or neglect at skilled-nursing facilities are not reported to law enforcement and the CMS fails to identify and report those incidents, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.

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