Silver Book Fact

Sepsis in hospitalized patients

Hospitalized patients with sepsis who survived to 31 days experienced a 16.2% absolute increase in late mortality.

Late Mortality After Sepsis: Propensity matched cohort study. BMJ. 2016; 353. http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2375

Reference

Title
Late Mortality After Sepsis: Propensity matched cohort study
Publication
BMJ
Publication Date
2016
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Sepsis in hospitalized patients
    Hospitalized patients with sepsis who survived to 31 days experienced a 16.2% absolute increase in late mortality.  
  • >20% of drug-resistant pneumonia in nursing homes
    More than 20% of drug-resistant cases of pneumonia in 2010 occurred in nursing home residents.  
  • 75% of c. diff infections start in places like nursing homes and physician offices
    75% of clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections, a common HAI, start in places like nursing homes and physician offices.  
  • Close to 1/2 of HAIs in patients 65+
    Around 45% of all hospital-acquired HAIs in 2007 were in patients age 65 and older.  
  • Sepsis hospitalization rate increases with age
    The rate of hospitalization for sepsis/septicemia in 2008 was around 30 times higher for patients ages 85 and older, than for those under the age of 65.