Hospitals Handling More Sepsis Cases Experience Lower Mortality Rates

Experiencing more events of sepsis may better prepare hospitals to deal with the infection, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine identified more than 56,000 patients diagnosed with sepsis at 124 U.S. academic hospitals in 2011. They found hospitals with the highest sepsis case volumes had a mortality rate 7 percent lower than the average rate of 25.6 percent.

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Lead author Allan Walkey, MD, suggested hospitals with more experience caring for patients with sepsis achieve better outcomes because of better processes of care for sepsis patients, according to a news release.

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