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Sutter Health initiative works to reduce sepsis deaths; condition is No. 1 killer in US hospitals
Lake County News

The No. 1 killer in U.S. hospitals claims more lives than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. It creeps into intensive care units, emergency departments and medical surgical units and claims 30 to 50 percent of its victims. Sepsis is a common condition that is not commonly recognized by Lake County residents. Sepsis occurs when the bloodstream is overwhelmed with bacteria, usually in response to an infection.