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Sepsis accounts for 17% of in-hospital deaths

In 2008, only 2% of hospitalization were for sepsis/septicemia, yet they made up 17% of in-hospital deaths.

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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