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Sepsis Survival Rates, Costs Vary Greatly by Hospital
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Sepsis affects about 750,000 patients each year in the U.S. and of these, 20% die from those infections. But a report that looked at 167,000 septic patients at 309 hospitals found that enormous variation in survival rates and cost, and that higher-spending hospitals did not achieve better survival rates.

The report, from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, suggests that studying those hospitals with lower treatment costs but higher survival rates might provide clues that could improve care everywhere.