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Are there racial disparities with sepsis?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Aftrican americans have higher incidences of sepsis/shock, lower survival rates; it is not clear exactly what the cause is (higher rates of uninsured, poorer/overburdened hospitals in the areas that serve them, indifference or racism by physicians/hospital staff, poorer self care and more reluctance to use the healthcare system).
Its likely that all of those play a role.

In brief: Yes

Aftrican americans have higher incidences of sepsis/shock, lower survival rates; it is not clear exactly what the cause is (higher rates of uninsured, poorer/overburdened hospitals in the areas that serve them, indifference or racism by physicians/hospital staff, poorer self care and more reluctance to use the healthcare system).
Its likely that all of those play a role.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
Thank
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

African americans and nonwhites have been shown in some studies to have higher rates of sepsis than whites.

In brief: Yes

African americans and nonwhites have been shown in some studies to have higher rates of sepsis than whites.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
Thank
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