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Jenny is a biologist by background and holds a master’s degree in Health Management. She worked at Dr Foster and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) before joining Cerner in October 2016. She now works as a senior clinical consultant and leads the Performance Excellence team, with responsibility for the implementation of advanced decision support solutions in hospitals across Europe.

Battling sepsis on World Sepsis Day and beyond

by Jennifer Yang-Meslet
13 September 2018
This World Sepsis Day, over 20,000 people will die from the condition, including 120 in the UK, and according to the Dr Foster research unit at Imperial College London, more deaths from sepsis are being reported. However, when drilling down further into the data, the main reason for the increase is improved awareness of sepsis. Doctors and nurses are recognising deteriorating patients earlier and are coding sepsis cases more accurately. This has led to a rise in coding for sepsis, and a subsequent increase in known sepsis-related deaths.

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