Talk Ten Tuesdays

Understanding the Definition of Sepsis-3: The Sepsis Saga Continues

October 23, 2018 Episode 345
Talk Ten Tuesdays
Understanding the Definition of Sepsis-3: The Sepsis Saga Continues
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Talk Ten Tuesdays
Understanding the Definition of Sepsis-3: The Sepsis Saga Continues
Oct 23, 2018 Episode 345
Chuck Buck | Timothy Powell | Laurie Johnson | Jennifer P. Rubin, MD | Gloryanne Bryant | Edward Hu, MD | Erica E. Remer, MD
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has thrust Sepsis-3 into the national healthcare conversation with its recent announcement that come Jan. 1, 2019 it use the SEP-3 definition to determine if a diagnosis of sepsis is clinically validated, advising that the Sequential (sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score is to be used to determine if sepsis is present.
Show Notes

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has thrust Sepsis-3 into the national healthcare conversation with its recent announcement that come Jan. 1, 2019 it use the SEP-3 definition to determine if a diagnosis of sepsis is clinically validated, advising that the Sequential (sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score is to be used to determine if sepsis is present.  Although the definition of Sepsis-3 was announced in February 2016, its acceptance has become more widespread as you learn when Dr. Edward Hu addresses this timely subject during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. Dr. Hu is the executive director of Inpatient Physician Advisor Services for the University of North Carolina Health Care System and president of the American College of Physician Advisors.

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