CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimates that, based upon information collected for billing purposes, the number of times people were in the hospital with sepsis or septicemia (another word for sepsis) increased from 621,000 in the year 2000 to 1,141,000 in 2008.
Below is the NCHS report and another report on septicemia from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- NCHS: Inpatient Care for Septicemia or Sepsis: A Challenge for Patients and Hospitals
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Septicemia in U.S. Hospitals, 2009 [PDF - 406 KB]
- Page last reviewed: May 22, 2014
- Page last updated: May 22, 2014
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