The Impact of CMS SEP-1 Core Measure Implementation on Antibacterial Utilization: a retrospective multicenter longitudinal cohort study with interrupted time-series analysis

The impact of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (SEP-1) Core Measure on overall antibacterial utilization is unknown. Our team took a look at all adult patients admitted to 26 DASON hospitals within a specified time frame to analyze antibacterial utilization. 

Announcement and implementation of the CMS SEP-1 process measure was associated with increased diagnosis of sepsis and antibacterial utilization and decreased mortality among hospitalized patients.

This article was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.