Reducing Sepsis Mortality
Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening inflammatory response to an infection and it is the leading cause of death in hospitalized patients, with a mortality rate estimated between 25 to 35 percent. Every year, 750,000 Americans are diagnosed with sepsis and, of those, 220,000 die. In addition, sepsis is the most expensive disease to treat in the hospital, costing approximately $17 billion annually. Early detection and appropriate treatment of sepsis can decrease mortality, improve patient outcomes and decrease the length of stay in hospitals.
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