Sepsis: definition, epidemiology, and diagnosis.

  title={Sepsis: definition, epidemiology, and diagnosis.},
  author={Andrew M. L. Lever and Iain MacKenzie},
  volume={335 7625},
On29March 2005 a 41 year old journalist died of sepsis six days after a minor surgical procedure; she had consulted eight doctors over the intervening Easter bank holiday weekend. Whereas the national press focused on the political question relating to the provision of out of hours medical services in the United Kingdom, the coroner pointed out that “nonrecognition of the seriousness of her condition contributed [to her death].” With an estimated annual mortality of between 30 and 50 deaths per… CONTINUE READING
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