Data & Reports
- Assessing Variability in Hospital-Level Mortality Among U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries With Hospitalizations for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shockexternal icon (Critical Care Medicine)
- Combatting Sepsis: A Public Health Perspectiveexternal icon (Critical Infectious Diseases)
- Incidence and Trends of Sepsis in US Hospitals Using Clinical vs Claims Data, 2009-2014external icon (JAMA)
- Sepsis Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 1. The Burdens of Sepsis, 2012–2018*external icon (Critical Care Medicine)
- These estimates were developed using claims data from the CMS DataLink Project, which includes multiple databases containing claims, payments, and outcomes data. This data relies on the presence of any sepsis diagnosis code, which is assigned by medical billing codes after patients are discharged. Variation in coded data can be due to differences in hospital coding practices and because of the increasing awareness of sepsis over time.
- Making Health Care Safer. Think Sepsis. Time Matters pdf icon[PDF – 4 pages]
- Vital Signs: Epidemiology of Sepsis: Prevalence of Health Care Factors and Opportunities for Prevention (MMWR)
- Varying Estimates of Sepsis Mortality Using Death Certificates and Administrative Codes — United States, 1999–2014 (MMWR)
Each year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis.
Nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis.
1 in 3 patients who die in a hospital have sepsis.