CDC: Sepsis Hospitalizations Escalated Over Last Decade
The number of hospitalizations for septicemia, or sepsis, more than doubled over the past decade, from 326,000 in 2000 to 727,000 in 2008, according to a new CDC report. The report also found that patients with sepsis spent 75% more time in the hospital and were eight times more likely to die in the hospital than patients with other diagnoses.
- "CDC: Sepsis Cost $14.6B in 2008" (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 6/22).
- "Blood Poisoning Cases Double Over Last Decade" (Carroll, MSNBC, 6/21).