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Detection and Diagnosis of Sepsis in Rural and Remote Areas: An Environmental Scan

Last updated: January 9, 2019
Project Number: ES0327-000
Product Line: Environmental Scans
Result type: Report

CADTH undertook an Environmental Scan to understand current practices for detecting and diagnosing sepsis in remote and rural health care settings across Canada.

The key objectives of this Environmental Scan were:

  • To describe the current guidance (i.e., policies, protocols, guidelines, algorithms) for detecting and diagnosing sepsis in rural and remote health care settings in Canada
  • To describe current practice for detecting and managing sepsis in rural and remote health care settings in Canada and how this compares to recommended practice.
  • To identify the diagnostic technologies and other resources available for sepsis detection, diagnosis, and management in rural and remote health care settings in Canada.