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How common is sepsis in the us?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
750k/year: National institute of health reports 750000 cases of severe sepsis per year citing data published in 2001. The number of cases is on the rise with the aging of the population.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
May be more than one million because it is underreported
Jan 12, 2013
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
"common": At least 750, 000 but probably higher as it is underdiagnosed and underreported.

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How common is sepsis?

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Common: Nearly three quarters of a million americans suffer sepsis each year; a high proportion die each year from sepsis. It is fairly common in most hospitals.

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