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Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Sepsis Management

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Department of Hematology & Oncology, Albert Einstein Health Network, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
Leonard Davis Institute for Healthcare, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Healthcare 2018, 6(4), 133;
Received: 7 October 2018 / Revised: 10 November 2018 / Accepted: 14 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Outcome of Sepsis)
Sepsis, a syndrome characterized by systemic inflammation during infection, continues to be one of the most common causes of patient mortality in hospitals across the United States. While standardized treatment protocols have been implemented, a wide variability in clinical outcomes persists across racial groups. Specifically, black and Hispanic populations are frequently associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality in sepsis compared to the white population. While this is often attributed to systemic bias against minority groups, a growing body of literature has found patient, community, and hospital-based factors to be driving racial differences. In this article, we provide a focused review on some of the factors driving racial disparities in sepsis. We also suggest potential interventions aimed at reducing health disparities in the prevention, early identification, and clinical management of sepsis. View Full-Text
Keywords: sepsis; racial disparities; critical illness sepsis; racial disparities; critical illness
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DiMeglio, M.; Dubensky, J.; Schadt, S.; Potdar, R.; Laudanski, K. Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Sepsis Management. Healthcare 2018, 6, 133.

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