NYS Data Analysis

The New York State Department of Health partnered with END SEPSIS to develop a dataset of maternal sepsis cases in New York State between the years 2016 and 2018. Linking the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) and Vital Statistics datasets, NYSDOH identified associations between hospitalizations for maternal sepsis and hospital and patient characteristics to identify potentially at-risk target populations. The analysis included data from live- and stillbirths and examined:

  • Demographics
  • Hospital Characteristics
  • Comorbidities
  • Delivery/Obstetric Characteristics

The findings of the analysis will be shared more broadly when it becomes public in the summer of 2021.

Initial findings of note include:

  • Women less than 20 years old at time of birth had significantly higher odds of developing maternal sepsis as compared to women ages 20-35.
  • All women with an education level below a four-year college degree had significantly higher odds of developing maternal sepsis across all windows. This is more pronounced among women with less than high school education. 
  • Black, Hispanic and Asian women had significantly higher odds of developing maternal sepsis compared to White women.
    • Hispanic women are more than twice as likely as White women to develop maternal sepsis
    • Black women are nearly twice as likely as White women to develop maternal sepsis
    • Asian Women are almost 1.5 times as likely  as White women to develop maternal sepsis
  • Women with C-sections had significantly increased odds of sepsis during delivery and postpartum.

This webpage will continue to be updated with information from the NYSDOH analysis as it is made public.

 

WEBINAR 2  –Maternal Sepsis in New York State: Using New Data to Inform Practice

On September 13th, World Sepsis Day, END SEPSIS, Northwell Health and the New York State Department of Health presented a webinar that explored how the new data on maternal sepsis in New York State can guide efforts to improve maternal sepsis prevention and identification. We heard from experts from the midwifery, doula and clinical fields as well as data scientists from NYS Department of Health. You can view the webinar below. CE credits are available and the information appears below the video

 

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WEBINAR 1. –  Maternal Sepsis: New Data, New Approaches to Improving Care.

On June 9th, 2021, END SEPSIS, the New York State Department of Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) presented a webinar focused on methods used and major findings from the NYSDOH analyses.  In addition, speakers from ACOG discussed relevant bundles and recognition and treatment for this population. You can view the complete webinar by clicking the video below or click here. You can apply for CE credits for attending the webinar. The application information is posted below the webinar.

 

 

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