CCM Researchers Recognized with HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award

A team of health policy researchers, led by professor Jeremy Kahn, MD, MS from the Department of Critical Care Medicine, was awarded the 2020 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award in the Policy Category. Their article “Association Between State-Mandated Protocolized Sepsis Care and In-hospital Mortality Among Adults With Sepsis” was published in JAMA, July 16, 2019.

The award was sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and AcademyHealth and presented virtually at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting on August 6, 2020.

“With this award, AHRQ recognizes the importance of our paper for sepsis care policies in the US and around the world,” said Dr. Kahn, who is director of the CRISMA Program on Health Policy and Management in the Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM). “The paper shows that mandated protocolized sepsis care—as is in place in New York State—does make a significant impact in lowering mortality for hospitalized adults.”

The team of collaborators includes six from the University of Pittsburgh and David Chong, MD from Columbia University, Department of Medicine. CCM authors are Billie Davis, PhD and senior author Derek Angus, MD, MPH, both in the CRISMA Program on Health Policy and Management. The other authors at Pitt are Jonathan Yabes, PhD, Division of General Internal Medicine; Joyce Chang, PhD, Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health; Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, Department of Health Policy and Management in the Graduate School of Public Health; and Grant Martsolf, PhD, MPH, RN, Department of Acute and Tertiary Care in the School of Nursing.