Crucial funding to improve awareness and management of sepsis in Australia
There are an estimated 100,000 cases of sepsis in Australia each year, and of those, at least 13,000 will result in death. Half of those who survive severe sepsis will be left with long-term physical, psychological or cognitive disability.
On World Sepsis Day – September 13, 2019 – the Federal Government announced $1.5 million in funding to help reduce the burden of sepsis in Australia.
This funding will allow The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network (ASN) to work with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, to develop clinical guidance on sepsis management, and to support a targeted communication and awareness campaign to improve the identification, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
In early 2018, The George Institute and ASN released the ‘Stopping Sepsis: A National Action Plan’, a roadmap of key actions required to reduce the burden of sepsis in Australia. The action plan was developed in collaboration with policy, clinical, academic, research and survivor stakeholders.
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