News Sections
State Officials Working To Reduce Sepsis Deaths
Updated June 21, 2016 5:50 AM | Filed under: Health
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Hospital Association's Patient Safety Center is working to reduce the annual number of deaths from sepsis.

Sepsis occurs when the body releases chemicals into the bloodstream in an effort to fight off infection, but the process spurs an inflammatory response that can lead to potentially deadly complications, such as organ failure and tissue damage.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the center in 2008 started tracking the percentage of people diagnosed with sepsis who die from it amid concerns about the high death rate.

More than 15 percent of people admitted to hospitals in Indiana with sepsis in 2008 died from the condition. The rate dipped to about 6 percent in 2015.

Sepsis kills more than 258,000 people in the U.S. each year.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File