Epidemiology of Sepsis in Australian Public Hospitals
This report presents the first national epidemiological snapshot of sepsis and its impact on Australians and was prepared by Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia .
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Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that contributes considerably to the global burden of disease in the population.
This report details the results of a mixed methods longitudinal study. The aims were to:
- Determine the incidence and mortality of sepsis in public hospitals
- Investigate variations in incidence and mortality related to patient and hospital stay characteristics
- Investigate sepsis-related practice and initiatives across states/territories.