Sepsis and the Hour-1 Bundle
Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide.
In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths.
Of patients who die in the hospital, one in three has sepsis. Eighty percent of sepsis cases begin outside the hospital.
Patients who survive sepsis often have long-term physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. Treating sepsis costs twice as much as treating most hospital conditions.
The CDC has identified the early recognition and treatment of sepsis as a national priority, relying on healthcare providers to prevent, recognize, and treat sepsis immediately.