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Sepsis hospitalization rate increases with age

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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.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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