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October 20, 2017

  • Each year, at least 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection.
  • Time matters—delayed recognition and treatment of sepsis could lead to death.
  • Healthcare professionals can Get Ahead of Sepsis through early recognition, timely treatment, reassessment of antibiotic needs, and prevention of infections that could lead to sepsis.

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