World Sepsis Day 2017
Here's a non-trivial trivia question: What disease kills an American every two minutes, is implicated in as many as 50% of hospital deaths and is the most expensive condition treated in US hospitals?
For many healthcare savvy individuals, you likely identified sepsis as the correct answer. But for the general public, this is a largely unknown condition, despite accounting for nearly $24 billion in hospital costs per year and accounting for more deaths than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Somewhat bewilderingly, a recent Sepsis Alliance survey found that fewer than half of Americans were... Continue Reading