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what is the rate of survival for people who develop septic shock?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Variable: In the past almost 40% of people died from septic shock. Recent advances in treatment can get this as low as 8% depending on the medical center.
Answered on Apr 17, 2012

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