The challenges of diagnosing sepsis

The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that every year about 250,000 people in this country develop sepsis, of whom around 25,000 are children. Five people die from the disease every hour and around 25% of survivors develop permanent life-changing effects from the disease. Furthermore, there appears to have been a sharp rise in sepsis-related admissions to hospital in recent years. Data from 133 hospital trusts in England shows that between April 2014 and April 2015, there … Continue reading The challenges of diagnosing sepsis