HIDI HealthStats | August 2016

Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends in Kansas and Missouri

  • Sepsis is a dangerous medical condition that is difficult to predict, diagnose and treat. Patients with sepsis are about eight times more likely to die compared to patients without sepsis.
  • Sepsis hospitalizations are on the rise nationwide. Recent studies showed that hospitalization rates for sepsis have nearly doubled.
  • In Kansas and Missouri, disparities exist across age, gender and admission type for sepsis hospitalizations.
  • Measures of sepsis-related hospital mortality and length-of-stay are improving, possibly catalyzed by targeted interventions in Kansas and Missouri that stress early sepsis recognition and treatment, and heightened awareness of efficacious sepsis-related care.

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