Posts Tagged "hospital deaths"

The surprising thing that contributes to half of all hospital deaths

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Health & Wellness, Medical Rewind

If you had to guess the condition linked to half of all hospital deaths, what would you say? Heart attack? Cancer? The answer, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is sepsis. The condition was present in 35 to 52 percent of inpatients who died in more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals in 2010, the study finds. Sepsis kills more than one in four people who suffer from it, according to the National Institutes of Health. Anyone can get it, but children and the elderly are most vulnerable. (From medication mix-ups to dirty hands, we found the 8 Secrets...

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