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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, Margaret J., Sonja N. Williams, Carol J. DeFrances, and Aleksandr Golosinskiy. 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, Margaret J., Sonja N. Williams, Carol J. DeFrances, and Aleksandr Golosinskiy
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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