Recommendation ID

Epidemiological study on presentation and management of sepsis in England:- What is the incidence, presentation and management of sepsis in the United Kingdom?

Any explanatory notes
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Why this is important:- The lack of robust UK based epidemiological studies on the incidence and outcomes from sepsis have been clear throughout the guideline development process. A large epidemiological study to collect information about where sepsis is being treated, patient interventions and patient outcomes would provide population based statistics on epidemiology of sepsis which are necessary to support evaluation of interventions, planning of services and service redesign. The mortality and morbidity and service complexity associated with severe infection and sepsis, and the need to use broad spectrum antimicrobials to treat sepsis, justifies the cost required to set up such a study.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management
Date issued
July 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/07/2016