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Trends in sepsis hospitalisations and associated cost in Australia

1 Credit(s)

1 CPD point, 1 CE Contact Hour
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN

Ashwani Kumar Read bio

Ashwani Kumar

Dr Ashwani Kumar

Research Fellow, Australian Sepsis Network and Critical Care Program, The George Institute for Global Health

Dr. Ashwani Kumar is a physician having a postgraduate degree in clinical pharmacology and an experienced medical researcher with a more than 14 years of cumulative academic-industry experience. In addition to Dr Kumar’s academic achievements, he has worked extensively in various roles ranging from early-to-late phase clinical and medical research. He has extensive clinical trials management and operational experience including large multinational studies. He is pursuing his PhD in the area of ICD-coded sepsis disease burden at Critical Care Program of the George Institute for Global Health and working as Research Fellow with the Australian Sepsis Network. In last few years, he has been actively involved in sepsis epidemiological research conducted in Australia and India. His interests areas include estimating accurate sepsis disease burden using validated ICD coding methods in Australia and LMICs, and early sepsis diagnosis.


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Talk Summary:
A retrospective longitudinal study of a national administrative dataset to estimate trends in sepsis hospitalisations and associated cost in Australia using ICD-10-AM codes and AR-DRGs.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture the attendee will be able to:

  1. Evaluate if coding of sepsis is increasing or not in Australian hospitals
  2. Describe trends in sepsis-related costs in Australian hospitals
  3. Appreciate sepsis coding trends in various population subgroups in Australia
  4. Define the coding trends of various sepsis ICD codes in Australia


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

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