Global Impact of Sepsis
In addition to the human toll, sepsis is costly to healthcare organizations. Sepsis-related costs—which may include longer hospital stays, ICU admissions, hospital readmissions and extensive testing and patient monitoring—surpass $24 billion.6
The facts about sepsis
- 1.6 million people are diagnosed with sepsis each year in the U.S.
- Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming over 258,000 lives every year
- 2/3 of septic patients enter the health system via the emergency department (ED)
- Sepsis is the No. 1 cause of hospital readmission in the U.S.
- In the U.S., sepsis is the costliest reason for hospitalization
- 19% of patients with sepsis are rehospitalized within 30 days
- There has been a 19% increase in sepsis treatment spending from 2011–2019