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Sepsis Clinical Care Standard - Consultation Open

17th August 2021

Have your say on the national Sepsis Clinical Care Standard 

A draft national Sepsis Clinical Care Standard is now open for public consultation, to support early recognition and prompt treatment of sepsis.

More than 18,000 Australians suffer from sepsis each year. About 5,000 of these patients will die and many more will be left with a disability or impaired function.

Sepsis is an extreme immune response to an infection, resulting in tissue and organ damage. Early identification and treatment saves lives.

The first national standard for sepsis will ensure that patients receive the best possible care, from symptom onset to appropriate antimicrobial therapy, recovery and discharge.

Provide your feedback 

Clinicians, health services and professional organisations involved in the care of people with sepsis – or people who have been personally affected by sepsis – are invited to view and comment on the draft Sepsis Clinical Care Standard via email or our online survey.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking comments on the draft clinical care standard and supporting resources until midnight Thursday, 30 September 2021

If you have questions about the draft standard or the consultation, please contact our Clinical Care Standards team at


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