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Sepsis-associated Hospital Deaths in Ireland, Report Released

A new report, launched by the Health Services Executive (HSE), found the number of sepsis-associated hospital deaths has fallen by more than 20% over the past four years in Ireland. The 2017 National Sepsis Report shows there were 16,312 cases of sepsis documented in adult inpatients in 2017, with an in-hospital mortality of 18.4%, representing a 3% decrease in mortality since 2016. Overall, there were 18,411 cases documented between, adults, maternity and pediatrics, including SIRS of infectious origin, sepsis and septic shock and their mortality rate was 16.8%.

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