Sepsis is a medical emergency caused by the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. One Massachusetts study found that septicemia and disseminated infections represent 4.1 percent of all hospital admissions statewide — making these conditions the leading cause of hospitalization after labor and newborn delivery.
The Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium is a collaboration of more than 25 health care providers, payers, researchers, patients, state agencies, and policymakers. The Consortium oversees a series of targeted initiatives to prevent sepsis and improve early detection and treatment, reducing the impact of this deadly condition on patients, families, and the health care system in the Commonwealth.
Read the charter for more information about the consortium and a list of members.