Navigation Links
Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival Rates
Date:3/1/2011

TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new study has found that patients treated at high-cost U.S. hospitals for sepsis -- a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection in the bloodstream -- don't have better short-term survival rates than those treated at other hospitals.

Researchers analyzed data from 309 hospitals that cared for at least 100 patients with sepsis between June 2004 and June 2006. In total, there were more than 166,900 patients, 20 percent of whom died.

The median expected death rate for all hospitals was 19.2 percent. Twenty hospitals had death rates between 10 percent and 25 percent higher than the expected rate, while 46 hospitals had death rates that were more than 25 percent higher than the expected rate.

The median average hospital cost was $18,256. Thirty-four percent of the hospitals exceeded expected costs by at least 10 percent, with a median excess cost per case of $5,207.

When the researchers compared costs and death rates, they found that 7 percent had both significantly lower-than-expected costs and death rates, and 10 percent had both higher-than-expected costs and death rates.

Researchers estimated that if costs were contained, the 63,833 study patients treated at the 105 hospitals with higher than expected mean costs represent a potential $332 million dollars in savings.

"Higher spending and adjusted mortality rates for patients with sepsis vary substantially, but higher hospital expenditures are not associated with better survival," wrote Dr. Tara Lagu, of the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and colleagues, in a news release.

"Efforts to enhance the value of sepsis care could be modeled on hospitals that achieve lower than-expected mortality and costs," the researchers concluded.

The study appears in the Feb. 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

More information

The Society of Critical Care Medicine has more about sepsis.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Feb. 28, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Hospital use of virtual colonoscopy is on the rise, study suggests
2. Simple blood test at discharge could help reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients
3. Experts call for greater pain assessment in hospitals as 65 percent of patients report problems
4. Model for managing asthma in preschoolers leads to dramatic drop in ER visits and hospitalizations
5. Hospital infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens
6. Elderly patients admitted with high glucose levels are more likely to die in hospital
7. Childrens Hospital of Orange County receives largest gift in hospital history
8. Going Green May Cut Hospital Costs
9. Brigham and Womens Hospital selected to participate in Medicare imaging demonstration project
10. In-Hospital Blood Sugar Levels Should Be Higher: Report
11. Study finds blacks more likely to be readmitted to hospitals after discharge
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival Rates
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition ... the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market ... can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: ... develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. ... pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , ... company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for ... extensive primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost ... its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, ... to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator ... precision medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s ... (POA) as its 17 th member. Through participation ... Cancer Institute will help develop standards of care and ... making cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: