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Previously healthy patients hospitalized for sepsis show increased mortality

Key clinical point: Previously healthy people hospitalized for sepsis had a higher in-hospital mortality than did patients with a comorbidity, possibly because of later recognition.

Major finding: In-hospital mortality among previously healthy patients hospitalized for sepsis was double the rate of patients with a comorbidity.

Study details: Review of hospitalization records from about 6.7 million Americans including 337,983 with community-onset sepsis.

Disclosures: The study had no commercial funding. Dr. Rhee had no disclosures.


Alrawashdeh M et al. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 23;6. Abstract 891.