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Why has death by sepsis increased in recent times?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Aging population

People are living longer, and there is a wave of aging baby boomers.
This causes an increase in the numbers of the elderly, a group that is at increased risk of sepsis. Older people are less able to fight infections.

In brief: Aging population

People are living longer, and there is a wave of aging baby boomers.
This causes an increase in the numbers of the elderly, a group that is at increased risk of sepsis. Older people are less able to fight infections.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. William Walsh
Additionally, fewer people are dying of heart attacks, cancer, or strokes... and people do have to die from something.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Not true

Sepsis management has come a long way, and if done per guidelines, has brought down mortality and morbidity dramatically.
Still, i agree, a lot of work still needs to be done to bring the rate further down.

In brief: Not true

Sepsis management has come a long way, and if done per guidelines, has brought down mortality and morbidity dramatically.
Still, i agree, a lot of work still needs to be done to bring the rate further down.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
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