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October 21, 2021

Sepsis Quality Improvement Program Saved SNFs Up to $3.1 Million

Sepsis admissions cost SNFs $41 billion in 2018.  A study published on October 6 in the Journal of Long-Term Care found that 10 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that implemented a pilot sepsis quality improvement program (SQIP) had an estimated cost savings between $1 million and $3.1 million. The SQIP focused on early identification of and intervention in sepsis.  After implementation of the SQIP, the SNFs found that admission rates for sepsis fell by 22.8%. The study demonstrated that an SQIP could potentially reduce avoidable sepsis admissions while offering SNFs cost savings.