Variability in determining sepsis time zero and bundle compliance rates for the centers for medicare and medicaid services SEP-1 measure.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We compared sepsis "time zero" and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) SEP-1 pass rates among 3 abstractors in 3 hospitals. Abstractors agreed on time zero in 29 of 80 (36%) cases. Perceived pass rates ranged from 9 of 80 cases (11%) to 19 of 80 cases (23%). Variability in time zero and perceived pass rates limits the utility of SEP-1 for measuring quality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rhee, C; Brown, SR; Jones, TM; O'Brien, C; Pande, A; Hamad, Y; Bulger, AL; Tobin, KA; Massaro, AF; Anderson, DJ; Warren, DK; Klompas, M; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • August 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 994 - 996

PubMed ID

  • 29932042

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7977505

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.134


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States