Sepsis Contributes to Half of Hospital Deaths

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By Alabama News Network

A new study shows sepsis contributes to about half the deaths in US hospitals every year.

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente looked at the hospital records of six and a half million patients and found Sepsis was present in only a tenth of patients admitted to the hospital,  but it was responsible for at least 52-percent of hospital deaths.

Sepsis occurs when the body over reacts to a serious infection.

Intensive care patients are at high riskso are patients prone to infections after surgery.

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