Next Article in Journal
Postpartum Care Service Experience Model: A Case of Postpartum Home Visiting Services
Next Article in Special Issue
Mid-Regional Pro-Adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) as a Biomarker for Sepsis and Septic Shock: Narrative Review
Previous Article in Journal
Far-Reaching Dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato-Infected Blacklegged Ticks by Migratory Songbirds in Canada
Open AccessReview

The “Centrality of Sepsis”: A Review on Incidence, Mortality, and Cost of Care

1
Department of Nursing, Widener University, One University Pl, Chester, PA 19013, USA
2
Department of Pharmacy, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 51 N 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
3
Department of Cardiology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 51 N 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Healthcare 2018, 6(3), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6030090
Received: 15 June 2018 / Revised: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 25 July 2018 / Published: 30 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Outcome of Sepsis)
Sepsis is a serious and fatal medical condition that has overburdened the US healthcare system. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of published literature on severe sepsis with a distinct focus on incidence, mortality, cost of hospital care, and postdischarge care. A review of the nature of postsepsis syndrome and its impact on septic patients is also included. The literature review was conducted utilizing the PubMed database, identifying 34 studies for inclusion. From the evaluation of these studies, it was determined that the incidence of sepsis continues to be on the rise according to three decades of epidemiological data. Readmissions, mortality, and length of stay were all higher among septic patients when compared to patients treated for other conditions. The cost of treating sepsis is remarkably high and exceeds the cost of treating patients with congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. The overall cost of sepsis is reflective of not only the cost of initial hospitalization but also the postdischarge care costs, including postsepsis syndrome and cognitive and functional disabilities that require a significant amount of healthcare resources long term. Sepsis and its impact on patients and the US healthcare system is a current quality-of-life and cost-burden issue that needs to be addressed with a greater focus on preventative strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: severe sepsis; incidence; mortality; cost; postsepsis syndrome severe sepsis; incidence; mortality; cost; postsepsis syndrome
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Hajj, J.; Blaine, N.; Salavaci, J.; Jacoby, D. The “Centrality of Sepsis”: A Review on Incidence, Mortality, and Cost of Care. Healthcare 2018, 6, 90.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop