Silver Book Fact

Patients hospitalized for sepsis experience poor outcomes

Compared with patients hospitalized with other diagnoses, patients hospitalized for sepsis/septicemia are:

  • 1/2 as likely to be discharged home
  • 2 times more likely to be discharged to other short-term care
  • 3 times more likely to be discharged to long-term care
  • 8 times more likely to die

Hall M, Williams S, DeFrances C, Golosinskiy A. Inpatient Care for Septicemia or Sepsis: A challenge for patients and hospitals. NCHS Data Brief. 2011; 62. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db62.htm

Reference

Title
Inpatient Care for Septicemia or Sepsis: A challenge for patients and hospitals
Publication
NCHS Data Brief
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Hall M, Williams S, DeFrances C, Golosinskiy A
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Majority of C. diff deaths in ages 65+
    More than 90% of deaths from C. difficile infectious occur in people ages 65 and older.  
  • Infection and related sepsis leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs
    Infection and related sepsis/septicemia are the leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs, accounting for as many as 60% of deaths.  
  • Drug resistant infections cost $16.6 – $26 billion to US healthcare system annually
    Drug-resistant infections cost the U.S. healthcare system between $16.6 and $26 billion in extra costs each year.  
  • Most common principal diagnoses for hospitalized patients with HAIs
    The most common principal diagnoses for hospitalized patients with HAIs are: Septicemia 11.8% Adult respiratory failure 5.9% Complications from surgical or medical care 4.1%  
  • Significant increase of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus penumoniae
    High-level penicillin-resistant Steptococcus pneumoniae increased 1,000-fold over 17 years.