Recognizing Sepsis as a Global Health Priority — A WHO Resolution

New England Journal of Medicine
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal
August 3, 2017  Vol. 377 No. 5

Perspective
Recognizing Sepsis as a Global Health Priority — A WHO Resolution
Reinhart and Others
The WHA resolution, with its implicit recognition of sepsis as a major threat to patient safety and global health, has the potential to save millions of lives. To realize this potential, the actions proposed in the resolution need to be taken. These actions require coordinated efforts by politicians, policymakers, health care administrators, researchers, and clinicians working with people of all ages in all health care settings and in the community. Actions will vary by region and country and must acknowledge the unique challenges faced by LMICs.