Uche Okoro, DrPH

Over 1.7 million Americans suffer from life-threatening sepsis infection annually. Sepsis patients living in rural America are less likely to get guideline-adherent care and are at a greater risk of having poor outcomes. The use of telemedicine to connect providers in rural hospitals to a tertiary hub in real time has been recommended. TELEmedicine as a Virtual Intervention for Sepsis care in rural Emergency Departments (TELEVISED) was a multicenter (n=25) propensity-matched retrospective cohort study. This presentation will focus on the use of propensity score matching algorithm and doubly robust models to assess the impact of provider-to-provider telemedicine in rural emergency.