Urgent Care News
8 July, 2015
If asked to ponder the most expensive health conditions in the U.S., most of us would list things like cancer, heart disease and stroke – well known afflictions that have been consistently deadly for many years. According to the newest federal data though, it’s a far more unfamiliar condition that takes the title of most expensive cause of hospitalization in the U.S.
Sepsis, a serious complication or infection, is much more common and deadly than some people seem to realize. About one million people are hospitalized for sepsis each year, which is more than heart disease and stroke combined. On top of this, sepsis is particularly dangerous for the elderly, and patients admitted into the hospital with sepsis have a high chance of dying from it.
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