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Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives
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Sepsis, which can lead to severe organ failure and shock, is a leading if not the biggest cause of hospital mortality. This insidious, under-recognized consequence of infection sickens as many as 1.1 million people in the United States each year. The mortality rate for sepsis is estimated to be between 28% and 50%.

It also is an expensive disease to treat in a hospital, with healthcare costs estimated at $17 billion a year in the United States, in part because half of sepsis patients require an intensive care unit stay.