Australia: Stopping Sepsis: A national action plan
On 16 November 2017, The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network convened a policy roundtable with key stakeholders to address the pressing need to improve the awareness, prevention, and treatment of sepsis in Australia.
The policy roundtable took place in Sydney, Australia. Attendees included clinical, academic and policy professionals from Australia and around the world, as well as sepsis survivors and their advocates. The purpose of the roundtable was to devise a set of consensus recommendations to inform the ﬁrst steps towards creating A National Action Plan for Sepsis.
The participants of the roundtable explored the challenges of early detection and best management of sepsis in pre- to post-hospital care. Participants identiﬁed the correctable gaps in current services, and potential solutions for a whole of society and whole of health system approach.
This report details consensus recommendations and key discussion points made by key stakeholders on the day, and presents a coordinated national action plan to measure and reduce the personal, ﬁnancial and societal burden of death and disability arising from sepsis.
Stopping Sepsis: A National Action Plan. The George Institute for Global Health & Australian Sepsis Network. December 2017.