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Northwell Health Reduces Sepsis Mortality Rates

Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger unchecked inflammation throughout the body, damaging vital organs. Hundreds of thousands of cases of severe sepsis are seen in the U.S. annually. Early identification and treatment of sepsis, an important goal of hospitals and health systems, can significantly reduce mortality. Through research and the development of best practices and treatment protocols, Northwell Health has reduced its sepsis mortality rate by 35% in the last four years.