Sepsis - the facts

Sepsis is the most expensive hospital treated condition across the globe

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Every 3 heartbeats someone in the world dies of sepsis

 costs

Sepsis associated healthcare costs:
$24Bn in US
$7.6Bn in EU

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Claims more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS, combined

 mortality

Every hours delay in diagnosis and treatment increases mortality risk by 7.8%

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~49M diagnosed
~11M die annually worldwide

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55-60% of sepsis cases are missed by the gold standard blood culture system

Sepsis is an equal-opportunity killer impacting people of all ages and levels of health.

30-50%

of all sepsis patients die

60-80%

of all deaths in the developing world is caused by sepsis

60%

of sepsis survivors experience long-term effects e.g., amputations, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue

Symptoms

Symptoms are non-specific. Patients present flu like symptoms such as shivering or aches/pains and so often goes undiagnosed

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is too slow – Current clinical diagnosis turn-around times are 1-5 days depending on the pathogen type.

Treatment

Consequently current protocol requires clinical staff to prescribe any patient that is suspected of having sepsis with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are only successful 30% of the time!

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Impact of Sepsis

Increase Healthcare Costs

High Test Contamination (False Positives)

Increased length of hospital stay

Broad Spectrum Antibiotics administered

High Mortality & morbidity

Increased Antibiotics Resistance

The key to improved patient outcome is early detection and administration of an appropriate antibiotic

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