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NHS launches tool for hospitals to assess sepsis risk

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 28 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4125
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The NHS in England has launched a tool that will enable hospitals to more accurately measure numbers of patients admitted as emergencies with severe bacterial infection who are at risk of sepsis, as part of efforts to improve sepsis prevention and reduce deaths.

The Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Insight Dashboard ( measures the number of emergency admissions of patients recorded as having a severe bacterial infection and categorised as having “suspicion of sepsis,” rather than just those coded as having sepsis. It collects data on around 200 common bacterial infection and sepsis diagnostic codes documented at the end of …

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