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Why does sepsis occur more often in non-white populations?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple causes
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, poorer overall health).
Its likely that all of those play a role.

In brief: Multiple causes
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, poorer overall health).
Its likely that all of those play a role.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multiple variables
There are a number of possible explanations for this including genetic predisposition, access to health care, community exposure to resistant bacteria, and racial disparity in certain co-morbid conditions such as renal disease, hiv, cancer, alcohol abuse, and diabetes.
All of these impact the rate of sepsis in populations.

In brief: Multiple variables
There are a number of possible explanations for this including genetic predisposition, access to health care, community exposure to resistant bacteria, and racial disparity in certain co-morbid conditions such as renal disease, hiv, cancer, alcohol abuse, and diabetes.
All of these impact the rate of sepsis in populations.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
Thank
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