About half of all hospital deaths could be sepsis-related. We don't have the means to prevent them
From Fierce Healthcare: Sepsis is a leading cause of death in hospitals, spurring investigations into how preventable it might be. But according to research published in JAMA Network Open, significant innovation is needed before it can really be addressed. That's because most patients who die of sepsis also have multiple underlying conditions. These conditions are often potentially deadly, and frequently make patients eligible for hospice care. In fact, many of the patients who ultimately die of sepsis have been transferred between hospice and the hospital.