Dascena publishes on the cost and mortality impact of a sepsis prediction algorithm
In this study Dascena calculates the financial and mortality impact of a sepsis prediction algorithm. The findings are published in Journal of Medical Economics.
InSight is a sepsis prediction tool that has been shown to increase the number of sepsis patients identified and reduce the number of false sepsis alarms. InSight’s optimal sensitivity and specificity may lead to saved lives and cost reductions in the ICU proportional to the number of occupied hospital beds. Based on a conservative analysis, a 50-bed ICU is estimated to save 47 more lives and save $340,000 more per year with InSight than with the commonly used Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA). When compared to Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), those numbers jump to 75 lives and $560,000 per year. InSight achieves this without needing laboratory measurements that are required for existing scoring systems like SOFA and Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II).