The surprising thing that contributes to half of all hospital deaths

November 16, 2014 11:00 AM

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The surprising thing that contributes to half of all hospital deaths

If you had to guess the condition linked to half of all hospital deaths, what would you say? Heart attack? Cancer?

The answer, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is sepsis. The condition was present in 35 to 52 percent of inpatients who died in more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals in 2010, the study finds.

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