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Data Pulse Report Series Covers Severe Sepsis: Hospital Characteristics

Fig 1 - Severe Sepsis Hospitalizations by Hospital Size described further in the paragraph below.
Severe Sepsis Hospitalizations by Hospital Size, 2010-2017

Severe Sepsis: Hospital Characteristics#

Sepsis is the body’s extreme immune response to an uncontrolled infection. Affecting approximately 1.7 million people in the United States annually, sepsis is a preventable, life-threatening illness that can cause tissue damage, organ failure and even death if not properly treated.

This report presents the rate of hospital-acquired severe sepsis cases per 1,000 hospitalizations in California hospitals from 2010 through 2017 by different characteristics, including hospital size, location, ownership, and designation as a teaching facility.