Healthcare IT News write that investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have found clinical data more reliable than claims statistics for measuring incidences of sepsis. Published in JAMA, the findings question the use of claims data for sepsis surveillance and conclude clinical surveillance using EHR data provides more objective estimates of sepsis incidence and outcomes.
- Healthcare IT News: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ehr-clinical-data-best-measuring-sepsis-rates-researchers-say
- Incidence and Trends of Sepsis in US Hospitals Using Clinical vs Claims Data, 2009-2014. JAMA. September 13, 2017