Do not allow the payor to deny the clinical validity of sepsis when qSOFA is not met.
Note that the flow diagram (see pdf) taken directly from the Sepsis-3 publication demonstrates that qSOFA is not necessary to meet criteria for Sepsis.
Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection.
Bedside Quick SOFA (qSOFA): At least 2 of the following clinical criteria:
- Respiratory rate ≥ 22/min
- Altered mentation
- Systolic blood pressure ≤ 100 mm Hg
Download the complete tip, qSOFA and Sepsis-3.