When Minutes Matter
New tests can speed up the diagnosis of severe sepsis, ensuring patients get the right treatment before it’s too late
Michael Schubert |
Sepsis is one of the most time-critical diagnoses a hospital can make. In the most severe cases, it’s estimated that patients’ likelihood of survival decreases by 7.6 percent each hour that passes without effective treatment (1). But with common symptoms like fever and pain, it can be difficult to conclusively identify sepsis in a timely manner.
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