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‘Stunning’ Number of Sepsis Cases Among Patients Who Die in Hospitals
Health Leaders Media

As many as one in two or one in three patients who die while hospitalized have sepsis, according to a report by researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California and others.

Most of those who died were septic at admission but not severely ill, so treatment may have been delayed.

The report looked at records from seven million non-obstetric patients hospitalized between 2010 and 2012, most of which were obtained from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) of 1,051 hospitals, and the rest from 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California.