SESSION TITLE: Original Investigations in Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
PURPOSE: Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. It is also associated with a significant financial impact on healthcare systems. As sepsis is known as a prominent cause of deaths in the United States (US), a regional state wise incidence of this disease could provide additional information and insight with regards to its geographical distribution. Over the past decade, reimbursement and lack of trained physicians have been cited as major challenges in the battle against sepsis.