Organ delivery teams won't be showing up in brown trucks, but they will be using tablets and small printers to identify and track donated organs. The approach is modeled on the United Parcel Service labeling system.
Findings are mixed on whether the sepsis itself or a pre-existing health problem are driving the elevated mortality rate, but suggest that "long-term mortality after sepsis could be more amenable to intervention than previously thought."
We're trying to fix a profoundly dysfunctional healthcare system. We need a way to incentivize quality. To do that, we have to find a way to measure quality and safety. Why is it taking so long to get this right?
Complaints about quality measures are as abundant as the measures themselves. But some doctors are doing something about it. They're working to identify metrics that are "realistic and actually will have an impact on patient care."