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.