|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 65, Early Release
August 23, 2016
Vital Signs: Epidemiology of Sepsis: Prevalence of Health Care Factors and Opportunities for Prevention
Shannon A. Novosad, MD; Mathew R.P. Sapiano, PhD; Cheri Grigg, DVM; et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)
Sepsis is a serious and often fatal clinical syndrome, resulting from infection. CDC and partners conducted a retrospective chart review in four New York hospitals to describe characteristics of patients with sepsis. Medical records of 246 adults and 79 children (aged birth to 17 years) were reviewed. Overall, 72% of patients had a health care factor during the 30 days before sepsis admission or a selected chronic condition likely to require frequent medical care.