New study shows sepsis affects 260,000 people every year – that’s 100,000 more cases than originally estimated
An independent study commissioned by the UK Sepsis Trust shows that there are 100,000 more people suffering from sepsis each year than initial estimates suggested. The 44,000 lives claimed by sepsis each year in the UK and long term complications due to delayed diagnosis were found to be costing the UK economy as much as £15.6 billion annually. The good news is that improving sepsis care across the NHS could save thousands of lives and reduce the economic burden by £2.8 billion.
Sepsis claims six million lives a year: the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopts sepsis resolution to improve care globally.
Sepsis claims approximately six million lives worldwide every year, but many of those could be saved with increased public awareness, education for healthcare professionals and other basic care provisions.
#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, takes place on Tuesday November 28th, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a chance to give something back after all that shopping!
#GivingTuesday reminds everyone it’s good to give – and encourages people to come together and share the goodwill.
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