Serious Infection (Sepsis and Community Acquired Pneumonia)

The overall aim of this programme was to monitor the prevalence and implementation of recognised care bundles for sepsis and community acquired pneumonia. The goals of the programme were as follows:

  • To identify the population of patients in each participating trust diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia and sepsis, using SUS data and ICD-10 matching.
  • Establish a baseline prevalence of in-patient community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and sepsis in participating trusts to provide average monthly prevalence of each condition provided for the period 2014-2015.
  • To provide a tool to collect 2015-16 data to ensure effective and robust data accuracy, minimizing workload and avoidance of “double entry” issues for administrative and clinical staff.
  • Ensure data flow, and confirm that all relevant Information Governance, data sharing agreements and technical specifications are in place.
  • Employ the NICE CAP Guidelines/bundle and Sepsis Six bundle delivered in line with Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework standards, whilst being mindful of participating trusts clinical and prescribing guidelines.
  • Deliver a range of timely performance reports of adherence to the CAP and Sepsis Six bundles. The reports will provide aggregation by trust but also be granular enough to contain detail on individual patients to support clinical case audit, mortality review and multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Demonstrate improvements in outcomes for patients, including reductions in mortality, length of stay and re-admissions.
  • Reporting of outcomes including economic analysis of return on investment and savings based on reductions of length of stay and re-admissions.

Sepsis Case Study 2017

(case study uploaded 4th October 2016)

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