Hospital readmissions for sepsis are highly common, extremely costly

8 julio 2015

The Affordable Care Act created several national initiatives aimed at reducing hospital readmission rates for heart attacks, congestive heart failure and other common high-risk conditions. But there is still no national program to address sepsis, a potentially life-threatening illness caused by infection. New research finds that sepsis accounts for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure — and costs the health-care system more than both combined.