Sepsis

More than 40% of sepsis re-hospitalizations preventable: JAMA

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As long-term care providers face looming pressures to avoid re-hospitalization under the Affordable Care Act, new research has found that over 40% of all return visits among severe sepsis patients are for diagnoses that could have been prevented.

Test could confirm sepsis within an hour

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Nursing home residents might benefit from a new way of diagnosing and treating sepsis made possible by discoveries out of the University of British Columbia.

Texas long-term care becomes big winner in receipt of federal innovation grants

Texas long-term care becomes big winner in receipt of federal innovation grants

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Texas has received a windfall of federal funding to test care coordination programs between acute and long-term care providers.

Nursing homes and hospitals work together to lower readmission rates

Techniques such as screening for sepsis and a standardized discharge form have helped to lower the rate of rehospitalized nursing home patients in Florida.

Side benefit of statin drug includes lower infection rates

Some people must be asking themselves: Is there nothing statins can't do? New research suggests that atorvastin (Lipitor) is not only successful at reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, but also reduces the risk of acquiring a potentially fatal infectious disease.